What's Old Is New Again
New feature-releases of Python come out roughly every 18 months. Each time there's half a dozen or so new toys to play with in the toolbox. The problem most of us face is that we're stuck using a version of Python about 2 feature-releases removed from the bleeding edge. Thus when we do finally make that transition up from 2.1 to 2.3, we've forgotten most of the cool things that were announced when 2.3 came out. This talk will remind you of some of those cool things, with practical examples.
Keywords: python, features, modules, lost and found
Senior Software Developer, Common Ground
I'm Common Ground's Senior Software Developer with 8 years' broad experience working with multiple languages and tools in data archive, metadata systems, business systems, e-commerce and communications. Before joining Common Ground, I developed Web-based interfaces and support systems for eKit.com, a telecommunications service provider for travellers, and Bizar Software, developing online store software.
I was an early adopter of the World Wide Web, implementing the Bureau of Meteorology's website in the early 1990s. I'm also very active in Open Source communities, developing several software systems that are widely used, and contributing to the core Python and Zope technologies that Common Ground uses.
I also have another home on the Internet.