The PyDev of the Week this week is Tim Roberts. While we’ve never met in person, he’s helped me a time or two on several of the Python 3rd party mailing lists, such as wxPython, Reportlab and (I think) PyWin32. He runs his own consulting business and can be contacted by email at the following: email@example.com. Let’s spend some time getting to know him!
Mon 8 Dec 2014
Mon 8 Dec 2014
Thu 4 Dec 2014
This week, Packt Publishing asked me to review IPython Notebook Essentials by L. Felipe Martins. They sent me an eBook copy to review. I’ve always been interesting in learning about the IPython Notebook, but had never gotten around to it, so this seemed like a great way to learn more.
- Why I picked it up: I was asked by the publisher to read the book.
- Why I finished it: I only read the Notebook sections of the book. The rest I just skimmed.
- I’d give it to: Someone who already knows Python and is a data scientist
Mon 1 Dec 2014
This week we have Steve Holden (@holdenweb) joining us as our PyDev of the Week. He has been a Python advocate for a long time and is a former chairman of the Python Software Foundation. Let’s see what he has to say. You can read Steve’s blogs here and here. Steve is also the author/teacher of O’Reilly’s Intermediate Python: Practical Techniques for Deeper Skill Development where you can actually get a 50% discount on any O’Reilly eBook or video by using the following code: AUTHD (good until the end of 2014).
Sun 30 Nov 2014
I created my first screencast based on an old article I wrote about setting up Python on Windows.
Tue 25 Nov 2014
Today we will look at Tim Golden’s handy package, winshell. The winshell package allows you to find special folders on Windows, create shortcuts easily, work with metadata via “structured storage”, use the Windows shell to accomplish file operations and work with the Windows Recycle Bin.
We will focus on the special folders, shortcuts and the Recycle bin functionality of winshell in this article.
Mon 24 Nov 2014
This week we have Carl Trachte joining us as our PyDev of the Week. Let’s spend some time getting to know our fellow Python programmer!
Mon 17 Nov 2014
Tue 11 Nov 2014
The wxPython library comes with a pair of handy methods called Freeze() and Thaw(). The call to Freeze() prevents the window from updating while it is frozen. This can be useful when you are adding or removing widgets and you want to reduce your UI from appearing to flicker. After you finish updating the UI, then you call the Thaw() method so that the user will be able to see the update.
Let’s take a look at a simple example.