Wednesday, May 30, 2007

3141 visitors since the latest issue

We at The Python Papers are thrilled with the response to the latest issue. We have had 3141 visitors in the eight days since the launch (and counting). This is a fantastic response -- nearly as many as the previous issue in total!

We will shortly be releasing the HTML version, and also launching a new website.

Readers will have noticed the call for papers for the next issue. We have achieved a great standard of article, but can only continue in this vein with the help of the Python community. We would love to hear from you, and are happy to work with individuals in putting together an article.

Feedback is also greatly appreciated -- we always try to respond to questions and queries, and like to hear about readers impressions, good or bad! If you would like to see your feedback published in the next edition, please indicate this in your emails, as we will not publish such comments without explicit permission.

The Python Papers may be contacted at

All the best,
-Tennessee (Editor-In-Chief)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Call for Papers For Volume 2, Issue 3

Python Papers Publication Schedule

Expressions of Interest Close: Sunday 1st July

Initial Draft Submission Deadline: Monday 2nd July
Editorial Process Concludes (i.e. Final Version Due): Monday 16th July
PDF Release Date: Monday 20th August (approximate)

If you are considering submitting an article, please let us know A.S.A.P., even if you are only thinking about it. This will allow us to post email reminders of important dates to prospective authors, as well as giving us an indication of content.

If you are unable to submit an article according to the schedule above, please let us know of your interest anyway, and we will involve you in the publication cycle for the following edition.
Contact us at

Editor In Chief, The Python Papers

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Python Papers 2.2 Now on Scribd

Hi all, is the URL to view The Python Papers in multiple formats. Scribd converts the PDF to MS Word, Plain Text and MP3, and also provides a flash PDF viewer for anyone who does not have a PDF viewer on their system.

Of course, the original is still available from our website.

While I realise this is not an exhaustive list of formats, it certainly increases the accessibility of The Python Papers. We are still exploring options for providing an HTML version without having to re-author the entire journal for each edition. Watch this space.

All the best,
-Tennessee (Editor-In-Chief)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Volume 2, Issue 2 released

Volume 2, Issue 2 of The Python Papers is now available! Download it from

This issue marks a major landmark in our publication. We present a number of industry articles. These include "Python in Education" and "MPD WebAMP", as well as a great insight into Python in Germany, a wrap-up of PyCon 2007, a preview of EuroPython 2007 and a look at some great videos prepared by primary school students. Our peer-reviewed section reproduces two selected papers which were originally presented at the Open Source Developer's Conference 2006 (Melbourne, Australia).

Check it out and let us know what you think.

All the best,
The Python Papers Team
Posted by Tennessee Leeuwenburg on 2007/05/22

Monday, May 21, 2007

Volume 2, Issue 2 waiting at the door

Hi all,

A thousand apologies! The next issue of The Python Papers is prepared and ready to be published. Unfortunately, due to technical issues, The Python Papers website is unable to accept the file for publishing. We hope this problem will be resolved very shortly, and everyone can resume normal viewing.

-Tennessee (Editor-In-Chief)

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Python Papers Release Date now Monday 21 May

Hi everyone,

The Python Papers is set to release its next issue on Monday, 21 May. It has been a very busy time for the Editor-In-Chief, but we have collected some really fantastic articles, and are set to release a real blockbuster! For those keeping track, a one week delay was introduced in order to ensure that we could do a high quality job of the PDF. The HTML version will be released on Monday 28 May.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed, and also to our growing and sustained readership who have made this all worthwhile. Without that kind of support, this effort would not have held the attention of all involved.

All the best,
-Tennessee (Editor-In-Chief, The Python Papers)