python history

Microsoft Ships Python Code... in 1996

My thanks go to Guido for allowing me to share my own history of Python!I'll save my introduction to Python for another post, but the end result was its introduction into a startup that I co-founded in 1991 with several people. We were working on a large client/server system to handle Business-to-Consumer electronic shopping. Custom TCP protocols operating over the old X.25 network, and all that. Old school.In 1995, we realized,...

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Simpler debugging of Vista Media Center plugins

One thing that always bothered me is the workflow when debugging media center plugins. I’m used to pressing F5 and having my debugger automatically attach to my process. This is not the way it works for media center plugins. To launch a media center plugin you have to execute ehshell.exe, and to debug these plugins you need to attach to exexthost.exe, a different process. So, for example, our debug option for media browser...

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Want To Be A SitePoint Blogger?

How would you like the opportunity to write daily on topics you are passionate about, the ability to work from home with autonomy, and directly influence the front page content on one of the most highly trafficked web development sites on the Internet, and get paid for it? sitepoint.com is currently seeking four experienced bloggers to contribute 5 posts per week on topics of interest to freelance web developers and designers. Posts...

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To Know or Not To Know

Knowledge is a powerful thing. I can turn worlds into war, it can turn people to power, and it can turn children to critics, humans into inhabitants. Its one of the most abused tools within the human chronicles. Its one of the most underestimated weapons in our armoury. Knowledge is beyond all reasoning, it is reasoning itself but the scale of what knowledge can hold, what knowledge can comprehend, what knowledge can understand is...