Python

PSFile: Generate PostScript files with Python

The PSFile Python module helps you to create PostScript files from Python scripts. PSFile can creating the required wrappers to set up the page geometry; this allows you to only provide the PostScript code to draw the figure or page you want to create.

Python and Java – A Side by Side Comparison

A programmer can be significantly more productive in Python than in Java. How much more productive? The most widely accepted estimate is 5-10 times. On the basis of my own personal experience with the two languages, I agree with this estimate.

Learn Python in 10 Minutes

So, you want to learn the Python programming language but can’t find a concise and yet full-featured tutorial. This tutorial will attempt to teach you Python in 10 minutes. It’s probably not so much a tutorial as it is a cross between a tutorial and a cheatsheet, so it will just show you some basic concepts to start you off.

Python 201 – (Slightly) Advanced Python Topics

This document is intended as notes for a course on (slightly) advanced Python topics that are of interest to Python programmers.

Python 101 – Introduction to Python

Python is a high-level general purpose programming language. Because code is automatically compiled to byte code and executed, Python is suitable for use as a scripting language, Web application implementation language, etc. Because Python can be extended in C and C++, Python can provide the speed needed for even compute intensive tasks.

Google Sitemaps

Google is now letting web sites submit an xml file that lists urls and some information about how often the pages change, and how important the page is relative to other pages. Basically, it gets you to do part of the work for them – which we would hope helps everyone.

Python 101

Columnist Evelyn Mitchell gives an introduction to Python, a unique, open-source scripting language popular with many Linux coders. Once you have glimpsed the power and simplicity of Python, you may never go back. Evelyn compares Python with Perl, Java, and Tcl, illustrating differences along the way with explicit code segments.

Python vs. Perl

I went to http://www.python.org/doc/current/index.html and used the excellent tutorial there. I found things to like and things to dislike immediately:

Python Persistence Management

Persistence is all about keeping objects around, even between executions of a program. In this article you’ll get a general understanding of various persistence mechanisms for Python objects, from relational databases to Python pickles and beyond. You’ll also take an in-depth look at Python’s object serialization capabilities.

Extending Python and Zope in C

Extending Python in C is easy once you see how it all works, and an extension of Python is equally easy to package up for Zope. The hard part is wading through the different documentation sets in search of the nuggets of information you need, and Michael has collected them for you in this article.