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[vox] BayPIGgies meeting Thursday February 26, 2009,Two Talks: The Factory Module and PyDev

BayPIGgies meeting Thursday February 26, 2009, Two Talks: The Factory
Module and PyDev 

NOTE BayPIGgies is NO LONGER meeting at Google but at the Symantec
Vcafe, at Symantec's location at 350 Ellis Street in Mountain View. 

Tonight's talks are 
* The Factory Module 
by Pete Fein, author of the Factory module 

* A PyDev Primer 
by Nathan Ramella 

Meetings start with a Newbie Nugget, a short discussion of an 
essential Python feature, specially for those new to Python. 
Tonight's Newbie Nugget: Decorators 
by Charles Merriam 

Symantec Corporation
Symantec Vcafe
350 Ellis Street
Mountain View, CA 94043

BayPIGgies meeting information is available at 

About the Talks 

   Factory is an object-oriented approach to partial function 
application, also known as "currying." Python 2.5 added support 
for currying with the addition of functools.partial: 
The Factory module is a more powerful implementation of this pattern.  

Some improvements include:
- safer, as invalid arguments are detected immediately, instead of  
at call time
- intelligent support for classes, instance methods, and all other  
- bound arguments can be inspected and modified as attributes
- several convenient methods for (re)binding arguments

   Using Factories can:
- simplify writing callbacks
- reduce bugs in concurrent applications
- provide easy lazy evaluation 

   This talk will demonstrate the Factory module and discuss its  
implementation and uses. Familiarity with currying is helpful but 
not required. 
   More information is available at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Factory/

   Tonight's second talk is a PyDev primer, which will cover the basics 
of PyDev and PyDev Extensions. 

------------------------ Agenda ------------------------
..... 7:30 PM ...........................
General hubbub, inventory end-of-meeting announcements, 
any first-minute announcements. 

..... 7:35 PM to 7:45 PM ................

Newbie Nugget: Decorators by Charles Merriam 

..... 7:45 PM to 8:15 PM ................

The Factory Module 
by Pete Fein 

..... 8:15 PM to 8:45 PM ................

A PyDev Primer 
by Nathan Ramella 

Note that the meeting may end promptly at 9 PM. 

..... 8:45 PM to 9:00 PM  ................
Mapping and Random Access

Mapping is a rapid-fire audience announcement of topics 
the announcers are interested in. 

Random Access follows immediately to allow follow up 
individually on the announcements and other topics of 

Note that the meeting may end promptly at 9 PM. 
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