: ‘ASCII Flow Diagram Tool’. great web-based ASCII-art drawing app; create diagrams in your browser
(tags: ascii art ascii-art diagrams drawing html)
Python Idioms and Efficiency Suggestions
: will have to run this by our resident Pythonistas in work as a good set of guidelines
(tags: idioms programming python reference tips via:hn)
Scala: The Static Language that Feels Dynamic
: a good intro from Bruce Eckel. We need a good excuse to deploy some Scala ;)
(tags: scala actors java language programming jvm coding)
The python idioms are a bit outdated (yes, it changes quickly enough that even idioms age). It’s much less common nowadays to use map/filter/zip, we tend to use list comprehensions and/or functools/itertools. Important new idioms are ‘with’, generators and the collections module.
That asciiflow thing is an absolute charmer.