Expressions of Interest Close : Sunday 8 April
Initial Draft Submission Deadline : Monday 9 April
Editorial Process Concludes (i.e. Final Version Due) : Monday 30 April
PDF Release Date : Monday 14 May
HTML Release Date : Monday 21 May
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Editor In Chief, The Python Papers
The PDF is available from http://archive.pythonpapers.org/InformationForAuthors.pdf , and HTML and ODT are available from the site also.
(Editor-In-Chief, The Python Papers)
We would like to present a full overview of the years efforts, and are happy to include contributions from blogs, other conferences and presentations, or as-yet unpublished works which may be appropriate.
If you know of a good source of articles and papers which can be included in our efforts, or you would like to recommend one in particular, we would love to hear from you.
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The HTML version of the latest edition is now available from the above URL. The editors understand that the web layout lacks the sophistication of the PDF, or indeed that possible under HTML. However, we will endeavour to improve on the quality of future releases as we gain familiarity with the dual-format publishing model.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the content of this new edition.
Apologies for the innaccuracies and formatting issues, which have since been corrected.
G'day Pythonistas! Welcome to Issue Two of The Python Papers. It has been an exciting time and we are pleased to have reached this milestone. I'd like to say a big hello to all the people who have provided their input in making this a reality: the python-advocacy list, comp.lang.python, the Python User Groups that responded to the call to participate and also many individuals. This is also the first issue where we have attempted to publish both a PDF and an HTML edition.
Please note the new volume number commences with the calendar year, so the volume number has increased while the issue number is the same as the last issue.
The choice of format was clearly an issue for many people on both sides. Going forward, we will continue to use PDF as our primary 'authorative' version for the purposes of page numbering and referencing, however the HTML edition will be made public in a day or two after further editing to cope with conversion effects.
Table of Contents:
Editorial | Page 1
Python 411 Interview | Page 2
Coding Idioms pt 2 -- Design Patterns | Page 5
Python User Group Highlights | Page 7
Firebird Database Backup by
Serialized Database Table Dump | Page 10
Python Events | P15
Cheers, -Tennessee Leeuwenburg (Editor-In-Chief)