News and Notes
Wow. Brandon is moving to Ohio in December.
It’s like he read my mind, because he’s talking about a PyGeorgia sort of event.
Beginning Python (Brandon Rhodes)
Clever way to associate county names with locations: use Inkscape to
label the counties on the map and save it as SVG, then parse it with
I wonder if Brandon is really this paranoid, or if he’s exaggerating for effect.
I think he’s using an Emacs version of Solarized.
Clever Hack: when using
print [x] will give you
x = '123'
x = 123.
Fighting in Unfamiliar Territory (Toby Ho) (sp?)
Why crack open the code to debug a third-party module?
- Because you can!
- The code doesn’t lie (even if it is confusing).
- It can be faster.
- It’s good practice (it’s harder to read code than to write it).
- You want to be awesome and fix the bugs and submit them back.
Yet another reason to love
pip: it installs the source, so
it’s easy to dig into what’s going on.
squinting at Objects in Python (Brandon Rhodes)
squint is Brandon’s library for inspecting Python
objects without triggering
@property logic, etc. He wrote it after
getting frustrated with things like ORM classes changing when he tried
to inspect them.
I bet this thing was loads of fun to write. I can definitely see how it would be useful, though.
Back to flipping out…