The inaugural PyCarolinas
event was wildly successful.
Two tracks of talks filled up both large auditoriums for all of both days.
Many thanks to the presenters who came from all over the USA to participate.
We saw representatives from new Python user groups
I had the good fortune to have a talk selected for
which is one of the most well organized Python community events
and celebrating its fifth year this year.
You may find my PyOhio presentation "Python Testing Fundamentals"
Code samples for the presentation are available in
tgz and ...
At one time or another, we all have to deal with Python modules which are
simply wrappers around code written in other languages such as C or Fortran.
Particulatly when it comes to scientific data, there are simply too many
maintained and pre-existing code libraries to ignore.
That Python is ...
This post is a rehash of a lightening talk I gave at the last TriZPUG meeting.
One of the more useful programming patterns when applied to Python is the
The getattr built-in function practically implements the entire pattern.
It's one of those Python goodies which leads people ...
We do a disservice to the understanding of Python when we refer to Python
identifiers as "variables" and binding as "assignment."
The words "variable" and "assignment" are particularly loaded with meanings
from languages other than Python.
And those meanings do not reflect the dynamic nature of Python.