1. Python for Intro CS?

    I'm surprised I haven't seen this on planetpython yet...

    ...an emerging consensus in the scripting community holds that Python is the right solution for freshman programming. Ruby would also be a defensible choice.

    (emphasis mine). Originally found via Lambda the Ultimate, and also passed onto me by Rich Enbody.

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  2. Helping Python

    Recently the question came up: suppose you wanted to give enthusiastic people some guidance on how to help work on Python. What suggestions do you have? Surely there's a Web page on this!

    Well, no: a few quick Google searches led me to discover that "contributing to Python" was answered …

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  3. Serving XML-RPC over HTTPS with Python

    We've been talking about how to manage pygr resources remotely via the existing XML-RPC interface, and for that HTTPS is a requirement. I offered to track down the code necessary for running an XML-RPC server over HTTPS. Here's what I found:

    It turns out that while the Python stdlib supports …
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