Today's Question:  What are you most afraid of as a programmer?        GIVE A SHOUT

SEARCH KEYWORD -- Python



  Writing API clients in Perl and Python


I recently released a couple of API clients for the Ge.tt file sharing service, one in Perl and one in Python. (I am just a fan of the service, not an employee or contractor.) I would judge myself an "intermediate" pythonista mostly due to inexperience. It's a culture shock coming from a background of CPAN. The old joke is that Perl is just a life support system for CPAN and that is arguably true, but I am here to tell you: you may not appreciate how good Perl hackers have it with respe...

   API,Perl,Python,API Writing,Pattern     2011-12-23 08:02:38


  Learning Python as your first programming language


Python is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language Its design philosophy emphasizes code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than would be possible in languages such as C. Python now becomes more and more popular and is now being used the first teaching language in some universities. Why would you like to learn Python as your first programming language? Below are the reasons. Python is a high-level language with dynami...

   Python,Advantage     2014-04-07 05:36:04


  C++ and Java over Python in Google products


In Google, most of the products are written in C++ and Java. They usually don't choose Python to write their product stack. What's behind the decision to choose one language over the other in Google? Let's get to read some opinions from Robert Love, a Google software engineer. Love said he couldn't imagine writing let alone maintaining a large software stack in Python. They use C++, Go, and Java for production software systems, with Python employed for scripting, testing, and tooling.There are a...

   Java,Python,Google     2014-07-20 04:39:09


  Penrose Tiling in Obfuscated Python


Here’s a Python script which renders some Penrose tiling. Yes, this is valid Python code: _ =\ """if! 1:"e,V=100 0,(0j-1)**-.2; v,S=.5/ V.real, [(0,0,4 *e,4*e* V)];w=1 -v"def! E(T,A, B,C):P ,Q,R=B*w+ A*v,B*w+C ...

   Python,Disorder,Code,Writing,Style     2011-09-14 11:57:34


  Looking for a Job? Learn Ruby, Python and be a Team Player!


What makes a great software engineer and perhaps more importantly, what skills will most likely land you a sweet job?  Mixtent and KISSMetrics analyzed LinkedIn data and surveyed users on perceptions of candidate skill levels based on their profiles and purported skill sets. The key findings? Python engineers are perceived as better engineersEngineers with teamwork, dedication and a solid work ethic are perceived as better engineers.  Creativity and communication skills are...

   Job seeking,Skills,Python,Ruby,Teamwork     2011-12-06 09:03:29


  Why Python is important for you


I believe that Python is important for software development. While there are more powerful languages (e.g. Lisp), faster languages (e.g. C), more used languages (e.g. Java), and weirder languages (e.g. Haskell), Python gets a lot of different things right, and right in a combination that no other language I know of has done so far. It recognises that you’ll spend a lot more time reading code than writing it, and focuses on guiding developers to write readable code. It’s possible to write obf...

   Python,Importance,Paradigm     2012-02-12 04:49:09


  Python: calculate lighter/darker RGB colors


Many times color palettes have lighter and darker variations of the same color. This may be used to convey relative importance, or for something as simple as a gradient. Usually the designer will specify both colors. However, if you have a site that needs to allow user configurable styling, you may not want to ask the user for two variations of the same color. Here is some Python code to take a single color in RGB, and output an artitrarily lighter or darker variation of the same color...

   Python,RGC color,Calucaltion lighter/darker     2012-02-13 05:29:22


  Why every programmer should learn Python or Ruby


If you are a student, you probably know C, C++ and Java. A few know VB, or C# / .NET. At some point you’ve probably built some web pages, so you know HTML, CSS and maybe JavaScript. By and large, it is difficult to find students who have any exposure to languages beyond this. And this is a shame because there are a number of programming languages out there which will make you a better programmer. In this article, we give some reasons why you must learn Python or Ruby2. Compared to C/C++/...

   Python,Ruby,Advantage,JavamCmDusadvantag     2011-07-25 08:41:42


  A Python assignment trap


Python has no assignment, it only has reference. Assume, we have following code snippet: >>> values = [0, 1, 2] >>> values[1] = values >>> values [0, [...], 2] Why the result is not [0, [0, 1, 2], 2], instead it goes into an infinite loop? To understand this, we need to understand some basics about Python. Python has no variables, it only has labels. When we run: values = [0, 1, 2] Python will first create a list object [0,1,2], then it labels it as values. If we later...

   Python,Assignment,Trap,Shallow copy     2013-07-19 22:08:36


  The tic-tac-toe game with Python


In this tutorial, we will show how to build a tic-tac-toe game with Python. We will use functions,arrays,if statements,while statements, for loops and error handling etc. First, we need to create two functions, the first function will display the borad of the game: def print_board(): for i in range(0,3): for j in range(0,3): print map[2-i][j], if j != 2: print "|", print "" Here we used two for loops to loop through the map, this map is...

   Python,Tic-Tac-Toe     2013-07-30 02:49:09