I had some down time over Christmas and decided to use it learning the basics of sqlalchemy. Since I like using the command line to get around and I have been wanting to try my hand at a basic to do list program, I decided I would try to mimic Gina Trapani’s todo.txt.
The commands are slightly different than those used by todo.txt, mostly due to some limitations of using optparse. Currently, the program supports adding task, deleting task (completing them), updating task priority or description, and listing all task or searching the task for a keyword.
Running the program for the first time will create a database and settings file for you. This may be changed in the future to where only the db file is created and the settings file is already included. Additionally, there are some path issues that will be addressed in the near future. Once these issues are addressed, I plan on packaging the program up for listing on pypi.
You can see the source and download the program on github.
The first planning meeting for the new Python Users Group went really well. Our first official meeting will be January 21 on the campus of Birmingham Southern College. I will be presenting a talk on “An overview of current python testing frameworks”. I’ll mostly be discussing unit testing frameworks, however I plan to discuss coverage tools as well.
I’ve reworked pylilydtk a good bit and I’ve integrated it into my drum group website as a Django app! You can now generate rhythm scores directly from the site. I have more features planned, such as a students section, requiring a login. I’ll mostly be using it as a place to store the scores for the music we are working on.
I’ve been seeing a lot of Django jobs advertised on the net. I hope this is a good sign of things to come. As I get more comfortable with Python, I’m growing even more eager to find a job doing it full time!
In an effort to better connect with other python developers I decided it would be a good idea to form a Python users group in Birmingham. There aren’t many of us, that I personally know, but hopefully this will bring everyone out. I’ve volunteered to discuss testing frameworks because I want to learn more about them. I’ve used Nose some, but no where near what I would like to know. I’ve also volunteered to discuss Django and demo the Out of the Darj website code. It’s pretty simple, but it shows how powerful and easy Django can be to use for building a simple, dynamic website. Below is the announcement for the new groups. If you are in the area and interested in attending, we would love to have you!
A new Python users group is forming in Birmingham, AL USA. We will be holding a planning meeting at Roque on December 10th at 5:30pm. See our group page (http://groups.google.com/group/pyham) for more details.. While you are there, join the group and say hello!