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Getting started with Python development tools

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, February 18, 2010
    Python Development tools

    As you are about to embark on your new Python-based project, it is perhaps good to consider using existing tools available in the Python community. Consider the following tools that the Python community has provided to ease one's development process:

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The cost of open source software

By Bart Copeland, February 17, 2010

Open source not freeMuch has been said in our inner open source circles about the cost of open source. But now, people outside the inner circle are understanding the value and costs associated with open source. Open source software bits are generally freely available for download, so the acquisition costs are low.

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Better interactive shell for ActivePython

By Sridhar Ratnakumar, February 17, 2010

ActivePython users on Linux or MacOSX may have noted that the arrow keys do not work properly in the command-line Python shell. When you hit up-arrow in the shell, ActivePython gives you "^[[A". This is because ActivePython does not include GNU readline due to licensing restrictions.

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Two More Weeks Until PyCon 2010 and We're Giving Away a Pass

By Shannon Yelland, February 3, 2010

Free ticket PyconIt's countdown! Two more weeks until PyCon 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia February 19-21, 2010. It's going to be a great Python conference, jam packed with sessions.

Win a PyCon conference pass for yourself or a friend:

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What managers don't know about their developers using open source components

By Jeff Hobbs, January 29, 2010

In Jeffrey Hammond's recent article on Dr. Dobb's (What Developers Think, January 16, 2010), his survey results highlighted something we have known for some time based on the developers and companies that we talk to:

Managers don't know everything their developers are using or doing.

His survey showed that:

  • 80% of developers say they use open source components for development or application deployment

VanPyZ - Vancouver Python User Group Tuesday at ActiveState

By Trent Mick, January 29, 2010

We are hosting the February VanPyZ meeting at ActiveState Tuesday February 2, 2010.

Details:

What

Tags: python
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ActiveState's Favorite Picks for PyCon 2010 in Atlanta - A Python Conference

By Shannon Yelland, January 26, 2010

Thumbs up for PyConIn a few weeks, some Activators (Trent, Sridhar and Mike) will be leaving Vancouver and all its Olympic buzz to go to one of the best conferences for Python coding. It is called PyCon 2010 and it is in Atlanta, Georgia from February 17-25, 2010 (main conference days are Feb 19-21).

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PyCon 2010 is Helping Those in Need During Economic Tough Times

By Shannon Yelland, December 21, 2009

Pycon 2010 in Atlanta

2009 has been a tough economic year for many developers, I am sure. Lately, I have been seeing a lot of chatter on Twitter about PyCon (PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language), which is being held in February 2010 in Atlanta.

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Vancouver Python users group meeting at ActiveState

By Shannon Yelland, November 29, 2009

Python User Group

Vancouver Python users group meeting is being held at ActiveState on Tuesday December 1, 2009 at 7pm.

This weeks topic:

Jamu Kakar: How to use Storm with a focus on some common patterns to common problems

Doug Latornell: PyYAML, flickrapi, and TkInter in a Desktop Image Display App

Location:

ActiveState 1700 - 409 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

PyPM: A package manager for Python

By Troy Topnik, October 20, 2009

Package managers are useful things. For language distributions, they simplify the job of finding and installing modules, libraries or extensions for that language.

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