Mind Bending

PyCon2011 Highlights: The Data Structures of Python

I’ll start this article the same way that Alex Gaynor (the speaker) began. "Who here remembers their CS data structure class?". Then he adds: "Who cares?". For those who learned to program in high level languages, data structures isn’t anything to worry. But for older people like me who started...

PyCon2011 Highlights - Why Is Python Slow And How PyPy Can Help

In continuation to the series of articles PyCon2011 Highlights, today I won’t just suggest but insist with you to watch this great talk by Maciej Fijałkowski and Alex Gaynor, about the Python’s Virtual Machine called PyPy. I always wondered how PyPy (which is written in Python) can be faster than...