Let’s start with Python. First of all, Guido’s lengthy Python 3000 Status Update (Long!). A little bird tells me they’re going to use UTF-16 internally. I’m horrified, that seems egregiously wrong, but Guido’s no fool. Also from Pythonia: Django status update: June 26. Just because the world is breathing all heavy over Ruby these days doesn’t mean Python’s less interesting. If Ruby vanished tomorrow I could transfer my world to Python with fairly little pain. And my code would run faster too.
Moving on to Atom, Trey Drake has more on his project: Filling the Atompub AAA void with an OpenDS backed Atom server. To be brutally honest, most of the Atompub crowd is clueless about these large-scale AAA issues.
Still in REST-land, there’s Announcing Jersey. I gather they’re considering changing the logo from a maillot to a cow.
On another subject entirely, Eric Armstrong feels the pain of a six-year DOM hangover.
And finally... to hell with iPhone, I’m gonna get me a FIC Neo 1973, the world’s first Free Phone, via OpenMoko. It’ll be interesting to see how a pretty-decent and radically-open platform, freely-programmable by any geek with the chops, makes out against Apple’s tightly-locked objet d’art.