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Python is an open source, interpreted, interactive programming language. Like Perl, it uses automatic memory management. Designed for simplicity and clarity, it is a good choice for large programs. It is frequently used as a dynamic programming language for application development and scripting. If you’re interested in discovering how Python’s flexibility can help you get your job done, you’ve come to the right place.

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The Python Web Services Developer: Part 2

Mike Olson and Uch... 27876

This is the beginning of a short series on creating a software repository system built on Web services and developed in the Python programming language. Mike Olson shows you the details of using the 4Suite open-source XML server with Python to create Web service-based applications.


The Python Web Services Developer: Part 1

Mike Olson and Uch... 93066

Working with web services, using the tools and facilities that come with Python, is outlined in this first of three part series by Mike and Uche.


Parsing XML with SAX and Python

Nadia Poulou 142863

In this article Nadia explains how to parse an XML document using the SAX API implementation available for Python.


Python The Other Scripting Language That Starts With

Evelyn Mitchell 55426

Once you have glimpsed the power and simplicity of Python, you may never go back. Evelyn compares Python with Perl, Java, and Tcl, illustrating differences along the way with explicit code segments.


Getting Started With Python

Martin Tsachev 106403

Yes, Python is a type of snake, but it's also a little-known scripting language that you can use to create entire web sites. In this article Martin introduces us to the wonderful world of Python...


MySQL Connectivity With Python

icarus, (c) Melonf... 898674

Python comes with a bunch of different modules that allow youto add new capabilities to your Python scripts. One of the more usefulones is the MySQLdb module, which allows you to execute SQL queries on aMySQL database through your Python application. This articledemonstrates basic usage of this module with simple examples andillustrations.


Object-Oriented Programming With Python (part 2)

icarus, (c) Melonf... 54086

With the basics out of the way, this concluding article discussesmore advanced aspects of Python's OO implementation, including inheritance,destructors and overrides.


Object Oriented Programming With Python (part 1)

icarus, (c) Melonf... 256535

As a true object-oriented language, Python is a great place tostart learning about OO programming. In this first segment of a two-partarticle, take your Python skills to the next level with a discussion ofclasses and class instances. Practical (and not-so-practical) examplesincluded.


Python 101 (part 8): An Exceptionally Clever Snake

Vikram Vaswani, (c... 42752

In this concluding article of the Python 101 series, find out howto use Python's exception-handling routines to trap and resolve programerrors, learn to generate and use custom error messages, and get acquainteda bunch of useful (and free!) Python resources online.


Python 101 (part 7): Dinner With A Hungry Giant

Vikram Vaswani, (c... 38614

Python allows developers to logically group functions togetherinto modules, which can be imported and used by any Python program. In thisarticle, find out what a module is, learn how modules and module namespaceswork, and check out the default modules that ship with Python


Python 101 (part 6): Hedgehogs, Pythons And Funky Chameleons

Vikram Vaswani, (c... 43480

This week, Python 101 discusses how to abstract out parts of yourPython code into reusable functions, add flexibility to them by allowingthem to accept different arguments, and make them return specific values.Also included: a discussion of variable scope and functions to help youwrite your own functions. Confused? All is explained within...


Python 101 (part 5): Snake Oil For The Soul

Vikram Vaswani, (c... 36169

Now that you know how to create and use Python's tuples, listsand dictionaries, it's time to get your hands dirty. In this article, findout how to read from, and write to, files on the filesystem with built-inPython methods, and also take a look at some of the new features availablein Python 2.x.


Python 101 (part 4): Feeding The Snake

Vikram Vaswani, (c... 28132

Luke Skywalker has the Force. Python programmers havedictionaries and tuples. What's the connection? Read on to find out...


Python 101 (part 3): A Twist In The Tail

Vikram Vaswani, (c... 44377

Find out more about adding flow control to your Python programswith the "for" and "while" loops, see how the range() function can be usedto generate number ranges, and learn all about list objects. And bring anold flame along for the ride.


Python 101 (part 2): If Wishes Were Pythons

Vikram Vaswani, (c... 43623

Begin your tour of Python with a look at its number and stringtypes, together with examples of how they can be used in simple Pythonprograms. Along the way, you'll also learn how to build conditionalexpressions, slice and dice strings, and accept user input from the commandline

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