Name: [709] Jeff Rush
Member: 111 months
Authored: 15 videos
Description: Greetings. I'm the (former) Python Advocacy Coordinator and a strong supporter of screencasts. I'm also the organizer of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Pythoneers and was con chair for PyCon 2006 and 2007 in Dallas. I'm also an independent consultant and work in the areas of Python/Zope, embedded Linux s ...

Python Source Walkthrough Series [ID:108]

a series of video-tutorials by Jeff Rush

To become a better programmer you must read a lot of programs. In fact, a programmer will read far more code than he will ever write. Come along as we do a code walkthrough of programs and modules of varying complexity, with commentary on the approach taken and style used.

Video Tutorials

1. Walkthru of a Simple Text Line Matcher (grep)

Let's start with a simple program, one that reads lines of text from one or more files and prints out those lines that match a regular-expression pattern. We'll give it command-line options and then in successive reworkings in this talk have it underline the matches and accept multiple patterns any of which can match. A simple introduction to Python programming for those just getting started.

2. Walkthru of a Twisted Webserver

A guided walkthrough of a website served using the Twisted framework. The site illustrates the STAN document object model, iterative construction of page content and how to hook an RSS feed of news into a side pane of the site. A simple introduction to Twisted Web using Python for those just getting started.

Showmedo is a peer-produced video-tutorials and screencasts site for free and open-source software (FOSS)- with the exception of some club videos, the large majority are free to watch and download.

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Jeff



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