Archive for the 'python' Category

New Belorussian/Belarusian Translation

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Hey everyone, just a quick note to let you know that Bohdan has translated the Creating a GUI using PyGTK and Glade tutorial in to Belorussian/Belarusian. You can view the translation here: Belorussian translation. Many thanks to Bohdan and all the other who have translated some of these tutorials over the years.

Using Future Statements to Prepare for the Future

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Note: This article was first published the June 2008 issue of Python Magazine Mark Mruss With the release of Python 3.0 only a few months away many Python programmers have visions of compatibility problems dancing in their heads. This article will introduce the concept of future statements including two future statements that you can use [...]

Python Version Poll Results

Friday, August 13th, 2010

The results are in for the first annual LearningPython.com Python version quiz: By a landslide version 2.6 is the winner, with 3.1 and 2.5 following far behind. A grand total of 1084 people voted and 700 of those still use Python 2.6, 187 use 3.1 and 182 use 2.5. While not the largest sampling of [...]

Introducing Descriptors and Properties

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Note: This article was first published the May 2008 issue of Python Magazine Introducing Descriptors and Properties Mark Mruss New-style classes were introduced to Python with the release of Python 2.2. And with these new-style classes came descriptors and properties. This article will introduce the descriptor protocol, descriptors, and properties. Introduction New-style classes were introduced [...]

Forums Forums Forums

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

I just wanted to re-point out the fact that there are some forums associated with this blog. There’s not much happening there, and recently they have become a haven for spammers, but I’m trying to clean them up and if other Python programmers read this blog maybe the forums could actually become useful! Either way [...]

Poll: Python Version

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Edit: Due to popular demand (well a couple of comments) I’ve decided to allow multiple answers to the poll. This should make everyone that uses two versions happy. With two major versions of Python available to us Python programmers (2.X and 3.X) I thought it would be interesting to see which version the readers of [...]

An Introduction to Google Calendars

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Note: This article was first published the March 2008 issue of Python Magazine Mark Mruss Over the past few years Google has expanded it’s services beyond those of a normal search engine. One of those new services is the Google Calendar. This article will provide an introduction to working with the Google Calendar using Python. [...]

Introducing Docstrings

Friday, January 8th, 2010

By: Mark Mruss Note: This article was first published the February 2008 issue of Python Magazine Of all the tasks assigned to programmers, commenting code and writing documentation are among the most disliked. This article introduces you to Python’s documentation strings. While they won’t make commenting your code any more enjoyable, they will provide a [...]

Iterators, Iterables, and Generators! Oh, my!

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

By: Mark Mruss Note: This article was first published the January 2008 issue of Python Magazine Iterators, iterables, and generators are features handled so wall by Python that people programming in other languages cannot help but drool over. Fortunately for us, creating iterators, iterables and generators is a relatively simple task. This article introduces the [...]

DodgerEditor 0.1a

Friday, November 14th, 2008

So just to prove that I’m a masochist and that the Dodger Editor is not dead (even though I don’t think that anyone has been using it) I thought I’d post a quick update. No the editor is not dead and no neither am I. I’m still writing for Python Magazine and working on the [...]