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Richard Jones posts A New Year's Python Meme in which he answers these questions:

  1. What's the coolest Python application, framework or library you have discovered in 2009 ?
    Hard to pick… Sprox I'm dying to try (for putting databases on the web), and Pinax looks very promising for making social sites. Django is really the only new thing I've spent significant time in though, and it is working fine.
  2. What new programming technique did you learn in 2009?
    I've been messing around with decorators, and I've really become comfortable with list comprehensions. Because I'm a system administrator, I'm always years behond the curve deploying new features, because they need to work on the last few enterprise releases.
  3. What's the name of the open source project you contributed the most in 2009? What did you do?
    I flitter around between proejcts, but the Python memcached module is the big, consistent one. I'm doing maintenance on it, so accepting patches and making new releases.
  4. What was the Python blog or website you read the most in 2009?
    I usually skim Coder Who Says Py, it's great content but usually too involved for my typical lunch-time reads. Richard Jones' Log and pyOraGeek usually have small snippets and I always read them when they're up.
  5. What are the three top things you want to learn in 2010 ?
    I'd love to write some code in Python 3.0 and get comfortable with it, but obviously still need to really target 2.x – so 3to2 will be important. I'd like to play with CouchDB and it's replication.
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