1. PyCon Tip of the Day

    I'm at PyCon, and I have a tip for people: don't stay at the same hotel as everyone else.

    My hotel room Internet connection is great, perhaps in part because I'm not sharing it with the rest of the PyCon attendees! (Plus it's free -- the DoubleTree wireless Internet doesn't charge …

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  2. Where are the Zope tutorials?

    I've been a hater of Zope (2) for a while, but I hear great things about Zope 3. I also know that the Zope community contains some of the smartest folks in Python, so I'm sure Zope 3 is worth hearing about.

    So I thought to myself, maybe a 3 …

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  3. Useless 'net arguments

    The blognet is full of people posting their own opinions, and that's a good thing. What is a little less supportable is flawed argumentation.

    I recently spent some time discussion a post about software engineering; I was trying to figure out why the author thought what he did. The annoying …

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  4. Building test fixtures for PostgreSQL

    I'm having trouble with some tests of a PostgreSQL-based system. Briefly, I have a set of functional tests that

    • create a new database
    • populate it with a data model
    • run a Web server (in-process)
    • test the integrated Web server - database functionality

    The tests are now slow enough that I'm averse …

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