Wednesday, March 5, 2008

pyCologne Python User Group, Cologne, Germany, Feb 13, Notes

The Python User Group in Cologne met at the computer centre of the University of Cologne. The meeting was attended by about 14 people. German speakers might want to refer to our wiki page:

A Key-Signing-Party was organized by Christopher Arndt.
Christopher gave an introduction into encryption and the key-signing process.
Several e-mail programs were discussed: plugins for thunderbird, mutt, outlook.

Rex Turnbull held a talk about bicycle repair man, a tool for refactoring.
  • It can be downloaded from
  • Refactoring is possible from within idle, emacs, vim, scite
  • Because refactoring actually makes changes to the code, it is recommended to check the result using unit tests.
  • Examples for several types of refactoring: (find references, find definition, extract method, rename, extract, local variable, inline local variable)
The next meeting will be held on, Wednesday, March, 12th.

The minutes of the meeting in German language can be found here.

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