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24 Nov 2005 (updated 27 Nov 2005 at 18:23 UTC) »

Updated with colorful new diagrams and minor textual changes - step by step introduction to new-style Python objects:

Python Types and Objects

Python Attributes and Methods

(OmniGraffle is a great little diagramming tool)

12 Nov 2005 (updated 6 Jul 2007 at 04:14 UTC) »

Another version of the programmer friendly database access library released.

30 Jan 2005 (updated 30 Jan 2005 at 21:10 UTC) »

I've been using EscapeBox for over a year and it's been excellent for my needs. Just thought I'd recommend it for other power-users of web hosting. Basically you get:

1. FreeBSD server with root access

2. Pay for what you use (min $15 per month)

3. All security updates for the common apps applied for you (see this)

The support has been great and people running the service seem very knowledgeable. If you do sign up, please mention my name 'Shalabh Chaturvedi' and I'll get a small bonus :) Thanks.

Just released: 0.5.1

About: QLime

= PyCon 2005 =

PyCon is coming! Deadline for submission is Dec 31, rush your proposals!

25 Feb 2004 (updated 22 Dec 2005 at 05:01 UTC) »
= rolled out =

A two part series on Python new-style objects:

Python Types and Objects - Explains different Python objects, starting with <type 'type'> and <type 'object'>, and going all the way to user defined classes and instances.

Python Attributes and Mehtods - Explains the mechanics of attribute access, how functions become methods, descriptors, properties, MRO and the like.


= examined =

SCons - A great build system in Python. Easily customizable, now used to automate production of above articles. If it weren't for this, I'd still be struggling with makefiles.

Quixote - A simple, straightforward and Pythonic web application framework.

5 Feb 2004 (updated 5 Feb 2004 at 04:41 UTC) »

A month ago, I finally managed to get my Python article - The New Python: Part 1 - Types and Objects - out of the door. Received hardly any feedback which leads me to believe that either:

  • It's very boring, or
  • Everyone liked it so much that they're eagerly waiting for the second part before sending the compliments.

Honestly, I think it's more of the former. This is a draft and I plan to move the theory to the back anyway. Second draft will be announced along with Part 2, hopefully by the end of this month.

Btw, a single page version of the article is here.

Uploaded albumizer (a web album builder) to my homepage sometime back.

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