Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Python Papers new Issue Available Now!

We are very proud to announce the release of Volume 2, Issue 4 of "The Python Papers". The latest PDF may be downloaded from http://archive.pythonpapers.org/ThePythonPapersVolume2Issue4.pdf. It is our largest issue yet at 81 pages and is chock full of great content.

Table of Contents for Volume 2, Issue 4

Letter from the editor: Page 4
Industry Articles
GrrlCamp: Page 6
News from the Python Software Foundation: Page 9
Interview with Michael Foord: Page 16
Screen Scraping Web Pages: Page 22
Interview with Resolver Systems: Page 24
Eight Tips for Starting with Python: Page 30
Python Events: Page 80
Peer Reviewed Section
Acknowledgment of Reviewers: Page 34
pypk - A Python extension module to handle chemical kinetics in plasma physics modeling: Page 35
The Why and How for Design Patterns: Page 48
Python Switch Statement: Page 58
An Introduction to Test Driven Generation: Page 64


Please help to spread the word about the release of this issue.

Thanks very much for your readership,
-Tennessee Leeuwenburg, Editor-In-Chief

Monday, December 17, 2007

Interview -- "Why They Do Python"

I was recently asked to participate in an interview of a panel of Python experts by Odin Jobs, a recruitment site. Happy to help raise the profile of Python, I accepted. The interview, which includes ten other Pythoneers, is now available at http://www.odinjobs.com/blogs/careers/entry/python_experts_why_they_do.