Archive for June, 2011

Hi All,

here we are to talk about the third day of Python Conference. Yesterday I think I found my new Guru for everything: knowledge, communication, humor :P, his name is Wesley Chun.
His talk was Python 103 and was an hour of classification of python types (int, sting, list…) divided by their characteristics (mutable, etc), and related performance. Very interesting, very clear language, and very funny. This talk was able to put the sun in my day.

After that I followed a talk about Spotify, not really interesting, because I see no very innovative solution to create a scalable application, they use a round robin dns with a distribuited eventually consistence db (nosql). Nothing so interesting.

In the afternoon, nothing relevant.




Hi All,

yesterday was a very hard day, only a few hours really dedicated to my bed, so following all talks was very hard.

The first talk of the day was titled “Relate or !Relate”, a report of sourceforge developer about his experience with PostgreSQL and MongoDB. I really loved that talk, because he explains that is not necessary to use only one of the two, but you can use what you like depending the situation. In a world full of religious crusade for every tool, this is a very good point of view for me.

After that I saw a talk related uWSGI, a personal implementation of a protocol for web applications. That talk was in italian but I’m not sure to understand exactly what frameworks for web applications support it. Not so bad in general.

The last talk was dedicated to Viri, a client/server application to upload and execute python scripts across the network. Initially it was apper as a good idea, but during the talk I saw nothing different respect what you can do with scp and ssh, so I’m not sure I will try it.

No more news from yesterday.

Stay tuned.



Hi All,

today I’d like to talk about EuroPycon 2011. This year, EuroPycon and Pycon Italia are merged in a single conference. The reason is simple: make a better work. The target is seems to be caught. The location is in Florence, near the Arno (the Florence river): beautiful city, with a very nice weather, sunny but not so hot.

The only problem I found is around the connection, but I think this happen in many conference.

About the talk of the first day, I’m not so happy, but this is only the first date, so I really can say nothing bad about that.

An interesting talk was: “5 years of bad ideas”. In this talk, the author explain his point of view about using python. I can say he is a hacker of python because use to touch and change some feature at low level. How is validate this kind of works can be discussed, but it is very interesting how python is customizable.

Tomorrow: all about the second day.