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A Little Bit of Python

Full podcast title is "A Little Bit of Python". The protagonists on the show are: * Michael Foord (me, author of IronPython in Action and maintainer of unittest) * Andrew Kuchling (creator of PyCrypto and one of the python.org webmasters) * Steve Holden (PSF chairman) * Dr. Brett Cannon (author of importlib amongst other things) * Jesse Noller (maintainer of multiprocessing) Intro at: http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/weblog/arch_d7_2009_12_19.shtml#e1138

A Little Bit of Python: Episode 14 2010-06-06 - Michael Foord | 2011-03-10

<a href="http://bitofpython.com/">A Little Bit of Python</a> is an occasional podcast on all things <a href="http://python.org">Python</a>. The four protagonists on the show are all core Python developers and members of the Python Software Foundation. They are: <a href="http://www.voidspace.org.uk">Michael Foord</a> (author of IronPython in Action and maintainer of unittest), <a href="http://www.amk.ca/">Andrew Kuchling</a> (creator of PyCrypto and one of the python.org webmasters), <a href="http://holdenweb.com/">Steve Holden</a> (PSF chairman), <a href="http://sayspy.blogspot.com/">Dr. Brett Cannon</a> (author of importlib amongst other things) and <a href="http://jessenoller.com/">Jesse Noller</a> (maintainer of multiprocessing).

Episode 14.Bit-of-Python-2010-06-06

Interview with Christian Tismer

Christian Tismer is a long standing member of the Python community and, amongst other things, he is the original creator of Stackless and has worked on both psyco and PyPy. In this interview we discuss all of these projects, both their history and what the future holds for them.


A Little Bit of Python: Episode 13 - Michael Foord | 2011-02-17

A Little Bit of Python is an occasional podcast on all things Python. The four protagonists on the show are all core Python developers and members of the Python Software Foundation. They are: Michael Foord (author of IronPython in Action and maintainer of unittest), Andrew Kuchling (creator of PyCrypto and one of the python.org webmasters), Steve Holden (PSF chairman), Dr. Brett Cannon (author of importlib amongst other things) and Jesse Noller (maintainer of multiprocessing).

Several topics are covered in this 40-minute episode:

  • Python 2.7 beta 1 released.
  • PEP 3147: New bytecode directory layout.
  • Google's Summer of Code beginning.
  • SEC proposes mandating Python's use in financial filings.
  • PyCon interview: Dr Tim Couper
  • How to Fund Python Development
  • Python for Beginners: Getting started on Windows.


A Little Bit of Python: 12 Global Interpreter Lock; Concurrency - Michael Foord | 2010-10-28

A Little Bit of Python is an occasional podcast on all things Python. The four protagonists on the show are all core Python developers and members of the Python Software Foundation. They are: Michael Foord (author of IronPython in Action and maintainer of unittest), Andrew Kuchling (creator of PyCrypto and one of the python.org webmasters), Steve Holden (PSF chairman), Dr. Brett Cannon (author of importlib amongst other things) and Jesse Noller (maintainer of multiprocessing). We discuss the significance of the Global Interpreter Lock (or GIL) and recent work at improving it, PEP 3148 proposing futures as a new asynchronous execution method, some recent IronPython work, and a new Python podcast.

Episode 11.Bit-of-Python-2010-04-07 - Michael Foord | 2010-10-19

A Little Bit of Python is an occasional podcast on all things Python. The four protagonists on the show are all core Python developers and members of the Python Software Foundation. They are: Michael Foord (author of IronPython in Action and maintainer of unittest), Andrew Kuchling (creator of PyCrypto and one of the python.org webmasters), Steve Holden (PSF chairman), Dr. Brett Cannon (author of importlib amongst other things) and Jesse Noller (maintainer of multiprocessing). Episode 11.Bit-of-Python-2010-04-07 Interview with Antoine Pitrou An interview recorded at PyCon 2010, Atlanta, with Antoine Pitrou. Antoine Pitrou is the core CPython developer responsible for creating the "new-GIL".

Interview with Richard Jones - Michael Foord | 2010-06-17

10.Bit-of-Python-2010-03-24 Interview with Richard Jones Richard Jones organizes the PyWeek game programming challenge. Richard and Andrew discuss how the challenge is run, what sort of games people write, and the libraries that are used.

Little Bit of python episode nine - Michael Foord | 2010-06-03

9.Bit-of-Python-2010-03-22 Bits of News We discuss a variety of recent news items: some recent CPython changes, the new PyPy 1.2 release, crypto support and Debian packaging for IronPython, the PyWeek game programming contest, upcoming conference plans, and upcoming podcast plans.

Little Bit of Python Episode 8 - Michael Foord | 2010-05-18

Episode 8.Bit-of-Python-2010-03-20 Interview: Mark Shuttleworth Steve Holden interviews Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu project and a keynote speaker at PyCon 2010.

Little Bit of Python Episode 7 - Michael Foord | 2010-04-30

Episode 7.Bit-of-Python-2010-03-15 Unladen Swallow PEP 3146 proposes that the Unladen Swallow branch, which adds a just-in-time compiler to Python, be merged into the main Python repository. We discuss what Unladen Swallow does, and what impact it's likely to have.

Episode 6.Bit-of-Python - Michael Foord | 2010-04-16

Episode 6.Bit-of-Python-2010-03-10 Interview: Van Lindberg Michael Foord interviews Van Lindberg, conference chair for PyCon 2010 in Atlanta GA, on the success of the conference, plans for the 2011 Atlanta conference, and his work as an intellectual-property lawyer.

New Features in Python 2.7 - Michael Foord | 2010-04-06

Episode 5.Bit-of-Python-2010-02-10 New Features in Python 2.7 We discuss some of the new features coming in Python 2.7.

Mercurial Transition and comments on the Python Package Index - Michael Foord | 2010-04-03

Mercurial Transition / Python 2.7 alpha 1 / Comments on the Python Package Index We cover the status of the transition to using Mercurial for the Python source code, the first alpha release of Python 2.7, and the recent controversy over adding commenting to the Python Package Index.

Selecting Talks for PyCon 2010 - Michael Foord | 2010-02-19

Selecting Talks for PyCon 2010
In this episode, we discuss how talks were selected for the upcoming PyCon conference, and what else is being planned.

Python Language Moratorium Python 2.7 End of the Line? - Michael Foord | 2010-02-02

Python Language Moratorium / Python 2.7 End of the Line? A round-table discussion of the moratorium on Python language development and whether Python 2.7 will be the last of the 2.x series.