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by Matthew Wilson, September 10, 2008, Submit comment
Having spent nearly two years "getting everything sorted" ready to write my next book, I've decided enough is enough. It starts TODAY!
by Matthew Wilson, September 9, 2008, 3 comments
Two radically different philosophies to the management of software developers. Which one do you favour?
by Michele Simionato, September 3, 2008, 11 comments
Just yesterday at work I had a good real-life use case for generic functions which deserved a blog post.
by Michele Simionato, August 24, 2008, 4 comments
This final installment documents other subtle and somewhat surprising features of Python's super.
by Michele Simionato, August 15, 2008, Submit comment
The series about the dark corners of the Python builtin super continues. In this installment I discuss an ugly design wart, unbound super objects.
by Bruce Eckel, August 15, 2008, Submit comment
I will be giving a 3-day Java & Python Patterns workshop in Sao Paulo September 15-17, and then the keynote at the PyConBrasil in Rio de Janeiro September 19.
by Bruce Eckel, August 14, 2008, Submit comment
James Ward and I have been working on an introductory Flex book for programmers, which we'll release as soon as we get the legal issues ironed out.
by Bruce Eckel, August 12, 2008, 16 comments
A non-Web-2.0 (TM O'Reilly, Inc.) way of looking at it.
by David Vydra, August 12, 2008, Submit comment
You need coders to write software - its that simple.
by Michele Simionato, August 12, 2008, 2 comments
super is perhaps the trickiest Python construct: this series aims to unveil its secrets
by Michele Simionato, August 10, 2008, 1 comment
I describe my publication toolchain for Artima blog posts. I also argue that the absence of features in the Artima blogging platform is its best feature.
by Michele Simionato, August 9, 2008, Submit comment
In the first part I have discussed the new features of metaclasses in Python 3.0, in particular the usage of the __prepare__ classmethod to intercept the class attributes *before* class creation. In this second part I will show an example of the things you can do with metaclasses, by implementing a clever record system.
by Michele Simionato, August 9, 2008, 10 comments
This is the English translation of an article I wrote some time ago for Stacktrace: http://stacktrace.it/articoli/2008/01/metaclassi-python-3000/ For convenience, I have split it in two posts.
by Frank Sommers, August 6, 2008, 7 comments
In his popular blog, Jeff Atwood suggests that becoming a great developer has more to do with the quantity of code you produce than with an explicit desire to produce high-quality code from the start.