From a gender equality point of view, I’d call Pycon 2013 a success, though perhaps a better word is “progress”. The gender ratio apparently doubled to 20% this year. If that continues (depending if it’s a constant, linear, or quadratic curve) we could be at parity in as little as two to three years. Another… Read More »
In his Pycon 2012 keynote speech on Sunday, Guido van Rossum covered many of the open “Troll” questions related to the Python community. I’ve had occasion to either complain about or defend all of the topics he covered, and he did a wonderful job of addressing them. The issues could largely be divided into two… Read More »
Hello Arch Linux community! If any of you are attending Pycon 2012 in Santa Clara, CA this week, make sure to bump into me. Or contact me to schedule a meetup.
Holger Krekel just released the 1.0 version of py.test. Py.test is a functional and unit testing tool that cuts out a lot of the annoying boilerplate found in the unittest module included in the Python standard library. I do a lot of Django coding. Django has a built-in test engine based on unittest. Its annoying,… Read More »
When I attended Pycon 2009, I saw a lightning talk on a neat little tool called Argparse. Its a python option parsing tool designed to be easier to use than optparse. In the first few seconds of the talk, I thought to myself “I know where this is going. It’s brilliant.” I said so to… Read More »