How to use Sqlite’s JSON extension in your Python app

Back in September, word started getting around trendy programming circles about a new file that had appeared in the SQLite fossil repo named json1.c. I originally wrote up a post that contained some gross hacks in order to get pysqlite to compile and work…

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Guido van Rossum on Talk Python to Me

This post is written by Michele Pratusevich. I occasionally listen to a podcast called Talk Python to Me on my commute. Last week I listened to the 100th episode, where Guido van Rossum, the creator of the Python language, talks about how he got into prog... (more…)

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The (lack of a) case against Python 3

A few days ago, well-known author and developer Zed Shaw wrote a blog post, “The Case Against Python 3.”   I have a huge amount of respect for Zed’s work, and his book (Learn Python the Hard Way) is one whose approach is similar to mine — so muc...

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