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Python Big Data Company Gets DARPA Funding
It looks as if the Python programming language has grown up. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) just spent $3 million to help fund a start-up company that is exploring and improving Python's capabilities in the areas of big data and analytics.

Python 32 Now Available
Python 3.2 is now available for download. It represents the continued dedication to stabilize and improve the Python 3.x line. It brings some welcome improvements to the table, as well as many bug fixes.

Final Alpha for Python 3.2 is Released
Python 3.2, the youngest generation of the Python programming language, has just received its fourth alpha release. The newest release is the final alpha version for Python 3.2, and is the result of the efforts by Python developers who wish to make the 3.x platform better and, in the end, more stable.

Python 3.1: String Formatting
In this conclusion to a three-part series on Python 3.1, you'll learn how to format strings and put them together in different ways. We'll also review what we covered in the series as a whole, which includes your first Python program. This article is excerpted from the book Beginning Python: Using Python 2.6 and Python 3.1,, written by James Payne, Developer Shed Editor-in-Chief (Wrox, 2010; ISBN: 0470414634).

Python 3.1: Strings and Quotes
In this second part of a three-part series that introduces you to Python, you'll learn about the importance of strings, how they work, and why Python uses three different kinds of quote marks. It is excerpted from the book Beginning Python: Using Python 2.6 and Python 3.1,, written by James Payne, Developer Shed Editor-in-Chief (Wrox, 2010; ISBN: 0470414634).

Python 3.1: Programming Basics and Strings
Ready to take your first steps in Python? This three-part article series walks you through the basics, introducing important concepts such as strings. In this first part, you'll learn how programming is different from using a computer, how to install Python, and how to start using the Python shell. It is excerpted from the book Beginning Python: Using Python 2.6 and Python 3.1,, written by James Payne, Developer Shed Editor-in-Chief (Wrox, 2010; ISBN: 0470414634).

Tuples and Other Python Object Types
In this conclusion to a four-part article series on Python object types, we will finish our discussion of dictionaries, move on to tuples, and cover related material. This article is excerpted from chapter four of the book Learning Python, Third Edition, written by Mark Lutz (O'Reilly, 2008; ISBN: 0596513984). Copyright 2008 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

The Dictionary Python Object Type
In this third part of a four-part series on Python object types, we will wrap up our discussion of lists and introduce you to some remarkable things you can do with dictionaries. This article is excerpted from chapter four of the book Learning Python, Third Edition, written by Mark Lutz (O'Reilly, 2008; ISBN: 0596513984). Copyright 2008 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

String and List Python Object Types
Last week, we introduced you to the different Python object types, starting with numbers. This week, we'll cover strings and begin our discussion of lists. This article, the second in a four-part series, is excerpted from chapter four of the book Learning Python, Third Edition, written by Mark Lutz (O'Reilly, 2008; ISBN: 0596513984). Copyright 2008 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Introducing Python Object Types
If you want to add Python to your repertoire of computer languages, you'll find it helpful to check out this four-part series on object types. It is excerpted from chapter four of the book Learning Python, Third Edition, written by Mark Lutz (O'Reilly, 2008; ISBN: 0596513984). Copyright 2008 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Mobile Programming using PyS60: Advanced UI Controls
In an earlier article I wrote, the topic of discussion covered the basic UI controls that PyS60 provides. These controls are useful when the solution to be developed is simple in terms of interaction. However, if a scenario presents itself where interaction becomes complex, then the basic controls would not suffice. Keep reading to learn about the advanced controls you'll need to deal with these kinds of issues.

Nested Functions in Python
In this final part of a nine-part series that focuses on Python, you will learn about namespaces, nested functions, and more. It is excerpted from chapter four of the book Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition, written by Alex Martelli (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596100469). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Python Parameters, Functions and Arguments
In this eighth part of a nine-part series on the Python programming language, we focus strongly on two aspects of functions: parameters and arguments. This article is excerpted from chapter four of the book Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition, written by Alex Martelli (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596100469). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Python Statements and Functions
In this seventh part of a nine-part series on the Python language, we continue our discussion of statements and move on to functions. This article is excerpted from chapter four of the book Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition, written by Alex Martelli (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596100469). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Statements and Iterators in Python
In this sixth part of a nine-part series on the Python language, you will learn about the print statement, control flow statements, and more. It is excerpted from chapter four of the book Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition, written by Alex Martelli (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596100469). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Sequences and Sets in Python
In this fifth part of a nine-part series on the Python language, you'll learn about sequences, lists, sets, and more. This article is excerpted from chapter four of the book Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition, written by Alex Martelli (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596100469). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Python Expressions and Operators
In this fourth part of a nine-part series on Python, you'll learn about expressions, operators, sequences, and more. This article is excerpted from chapter four of the book Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition, written by Alex Martelli (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596100469). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Dictionaries, Variables and Statements in Python
In this third part of a nine-part series that quickly goes over the Python language, you will learn about dictionaries, references, and much more. It is excerpted from chapter four of the book Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition, written by Alex Martelli (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596100469). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

Data Types in Python
In this second of nine parts focusing on a quick overview of the Python language for experienced programmers, you'll learn how Python handles data types such as strings, and more. This article is excerpted from chapter four of Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition, written by Alex Martelli (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596100469). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.

The Python Language
If you're already an experienced programmer and you're interested in adding Python to your list of languages, this nine-part series gives you a good start. It is excerpted from chapter four of the book Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition, written by Alex Martelli (O'Reilly; ISBN: 0596100469). Copyright 2007 O'Reilly Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission from the publisher. Available from booksellers or direct from O'Reilly Media.