Tue 25 Nov 2014
Posted by Mike under Python, Windows
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
This week we have Michael Herman (@MikeHerman), author of Real Python for Web Development, which was the 2nd installment of the Real Python course. Let’s spend some time learning more about Michael!
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.
Mon 10 Nov 2014
Code Condo recently named this blog, Mouse Vs Python, as one of the “11 Must-Read Blogs for Python Developers”. The article is worth a read as it lists a number of other really good websites, such as pydanny’s and Doug Hellman’s. I really enjoyed Effbot’s when I was learning Python, however I don’t think Mr. Lundh keeps it updated any more, so I’m not sure how I feel about that one. Anyway, be sure to check the article out if you need some ideas for what other Python blogs to read.
Mon 10 Nov 2014
This week, we have Brian Curtin (@brian_curtin) as our PyDev of the Week. He is a core developer of the Python language and the primary editor of the Python Software Foundation’s blog. Let’s spend some time getting to know more about Brian.
Mon 3 Nov 2014
This week’s PyDev is Luciano Ramalho, the author for the upcoming O’Reilly book, Fluent Python. He was kind enough to spend a few minutes speaking with me. Let’s see what he has to say. (more…)
Mon 27 Oct 2014
I don’t do a lot of plotting in my job, but I recently heard about a website called Plotly that provides a plotting service for anyone’s data. They even have a plotly package for Python (among others)! So in this article we will be learning how to plot with their package. Let’s have some fun making graphs!
Mon 27 Oct 2014
This week we have Werner Bruhin as our PyDev of the Week! He’s quite busy on the wxPython Google Group helping people get into wxPython as well as creating patches for the wxPython toolkit. Let’s find out more about our fellow Python programmer! (more…)
Fri 24 Oct 2014
Posted by Mike under Python, Web
One of my readers suggested that I should try logging my data to a web service called Loggly. As I understand it, Loggly is a way to share log data with everyone in a business so that you no longer need to log in to individual machines. They also provide graphs, filters and searches of the logs. They don’t have a Python API, but it’s still pretty easy to send data to Loggly via Pythons urllib2 module and simplejson. Also note that you can use Loggly for 30-day trial period.