What is the "state of the art" with respect to Python on Windows for Active Directory administration and interfacing with MS-SQL 2000/2005/2008? [more inside]
posted by adipocere
on Apr 2, 2008 -
posted by mrbloo
on Mar 13, 2008 -
What are some fun and simple puzzles or cryptography I can solve with Python to help me learn the basics? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Feb 28, 2008 -
how do I get apache to call local python script that calls modules that are in a different place? [more inside]
posted by brent_h
on Jan 18, 2008 -
I'm a coder, with skills in python, ruby, rails, java, etc. I've recently started getting offers for (and accepting) short-term contract work in addition to my longer-term dayjob contract. However, I'm unsure what the going rate is for the work I do - how much should I charge on a per-hourly basis? How does this vary with respect to the length of the contract (eg, a day, a week, a month, six months)? [more inside]
posted by ysabet
on Nov 30, 2007 -
Looking for a fairly simple database driven web application environment / framework. Thinking of Turbogears. [more inside]
posted by signal
on Nov 21, 2007 -
Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML?
posted by joshwa
on Nov 1, 2007 -
Why can't I get python's urllib2 library to fetch a page using HTTP basic authentication? [more inside]
posted by alan
on Jul 26, 2007 -
What are the best database-driven Web application development frameworks out there right now? More specifically, please orient me to toolsets you know of that are similar to Ruby on Rails. [more inside]
posted by killdevil
on Jul 6, 2007 -
Monty Python fans, I need your help. Please tell me if my sketch group has inadvertently duplicated one of their jokes. [more inside]
posted by Idiot Mittens
on Jun 13, 2007 -
In Linux, what's the simplest way to take a podcast RSS file as input, and output a file containing just the URLs of all the MP3s enclosed in the RSS file? Difficulty: the method must only Bash + GNU tools, Python or Perl, with no non-standard add-on libraries or dependencies required.
posted by Jimbob
on May 10, 2007 -
I'm working on what I think will be a GUI application and need some advise on framework friendly with Macintosh OS X, that won't drive me crazy. (Long description of what I've looked at inside.) [more inside]
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Apr 16, 2007 -
Which programming language can I learn relatively quickly for simple interpretation and manipulation of text files on my Windows box? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard
on Apr 12, 2007 -
What books, programs, sites are there out there to teach Python who has never programmed before? Ideally, I'm looking for a resource that teaches me both the language and general programming concepts. [more inside]
posted by dantekgeek
on Apr 6, 2007 -
Creating and maintaining a master document in Word with sections from other documents. [more inside]
posted by liet
on Jan 18, 2007 -
Convert perl to python: I am very comfortable with regular expressions but I need help converting an implementation of them from Perl to Python. I have an example Perl script below that opens a file, scans through it one line at a time, does a s// replace, then finds a string in the result and stores it in another variable. I would love to just have a working Python version of this for my edification-- and if you have any "Perl to Python" tutorial links I'd love to see them. [more inside]
posted by neustile
on Nov 11, 2006 -
Referencing roll-your-own Python modules in other Python applications. What's my deal? [more inside]
posted by Fezboy!
on Oct 6, 2006 -
Linux / Ubuntu / Gnome question - how do I tell Gnome "Hey, the jpg you're using as desktop wallpaper has been updated with a new image. Go reload it and display the new version?" in a Python or Bash script? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Sep 26, 2006 -
I'm searching for a simple ruby/python database application tutorial.
A long time ago, like six years ago, I came across this simple tutorial for php/mysql that showed you, from the ground up, how to put a simple database of your video collection online.
Is there a similar tutorial that emphasizes creating a simple front-end for a mysql database using ruby or python, geared toward n00bs? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Sep 12, 2006 -
I work in a highly regulated industry (big pharma.) I would like to use Python to write backup routines and other simple things. My boss wants me to use C#. What is the best way to sell a new technology? [more inside]
posted by SteveTheRed
on Jun 11, 2006 -
Is there a way to set an environment variable in the unix shell from a python script? Can I set a variable in the shell that executes that same script? For that matter, is there a way for any script to do this? [more inside]
posted by kuatto
on Apr 7, 2006 -
Is there a really simple guide, or even better a freeware app that will help me use eUtils
for automated Pubmed requests? [more inside]
posted by roofus
on Mar 16, 2006 -
Can anyone point me to a good documentation/samples for building an app using mod_python and cheetah? (and mySQL/DBUtils etc)? [more inside]
posted by karen
on Feb 14, 2006 -
In the past few weeks I have started to notice a strange problem in OS X - a process called 'python' starts and will not stop on its own. [more inside]
posted by mikel
on Feb 13, 2006 -
For the fans of The Holy Grail...
Can you inform about l some accurate representations of the lifestyle at that time? Things such as witch burnings, catapulting dead animals over castle walls, and the system of kings and lords (basically any dirtyness).
posted by cheero
on Jan 6, 2006 -
I have developed an application in AutoLISP which I would like to re-write in an OO language. AutoCAD seems to natively support VB but I don't think I want to go there. I am starting to learn C# and Python, and like both. How easy is it to link Autocad and C# or Python (or Ruby, etc.)? I am aware of PyCad
but not sure I understand how to get it to work, plus it requires Autocad 2000 which is like requiring windows 95.
In short, I am quite the newbie at this and would appreciate a simple but thorough explanation of how to use a modern programming language in Autocad.
posted by signal
on Jan 2, 2006 -
I'm the 'lone programmer' for a small business, making an app that will log when inventory is received, and also used, at a remote location, via serialized barcodes. What would be the best way to transfer this usage data to me, preferably daily? [more inside]
posted by Mach5
on Apr 18, 2005 -
I've fallen hard for Python and have been searching for a project to really learn the language with. I'd like to create functionality similar to Windows "Map Network Drive" for URIs using Python, urllib, etc. My questions are: does this seem possible for someone with a decent programming background (but no formal CS training)? Is it a good idea? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma
on Mar 15, 2005 -
Due to "security concerns," my web host provider has just banned two Form-to-email scripts
(Formmail and NMS Formmail). Now I'm hard up to find a replacement. Any ideas? I'd prefer a solution that doesn't require a mastery of PERL to configure.
posted by Pinwheel
on Jan 17, 2005 -
I'm using Grep within BBedit 6.1.2 lite, in order to change some data in tables from "regular" time in the format: "0530PM" to military time: "1730"
Essentially, I am able to locate the data I want using:
Which, in the above example returns: "0530"
So here's the question: I want to treat that result as a number, and add 1200 to it to convert it to military time.
Is there a way to do this within BBedit using the replacement patterns, or do I have to go figure out how to write a perl/python/awk/applescript to accomplish this?
posted by mecran01
on Jan 6, 2005 -
Programming languages: I'd like to take up programming as a hobby, with an eye towards evaluating it as a career choice. What language should I learn? [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by gd779
on Aug 13, 2004 -
Does anyone know of a Perl or PHP or Python script that can basically do the same thing that del.icio.us does? I also wonder whether the code of del.icio.us itself is for sale.
posted by hoder
on Jun 28, 2004 -
If you were writing a new p2p application -- leaving ethical and legal issues aside for a moment -- which programming language would you use? I know Visual Basic and PHP, but neither is really any good for this purpose. I dislike things that require the user to install a big VM (.NET, Java) and find C++ a complete nightmare. [more inside]
posted by reklaw
on Jun 2, 2004 -
ahh, it's nice to finally be a member after a year of lurking..anyway, i figure i would take this opprotunity to ask a question that i've recently run into. I need some help regarding the python bittorrent tracker i recently set up. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by bob sarabia
on Apr 2, 2004 -
I have been looking at changing my web development focus from Windows/ASP/.NET to LAMP(Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) because my gut is telling me that this is where things are going. Oh, Java should be in there as well.
What's the skinny on LAMP in the real world (Netcraft surveys
aside)? Is it difficult to change to LAMP/Java? Is the open source thing really sticking?
posted by grefo
on Jan 9, 2004 -