links for 2009-03-30

  • Cufón aims to become a worthy alternative to sIFR, which despite its merits still remains painfully tricky to set up and use. To achieve this ambitious goal the following requirements were set:

    1. No plug-ins required – it can only use features natively supported by the client
    2. Compatibility – it has to work on every major browser on the market
    3. Ease of use – no or near-zero configuration needed for standard use cases
    4. Speed – it has to be fast, even for sufficiently large amounts of text

    And now, after nearly a year of planning and research we believe that these requirements have been met.

  • Dive Into Python 3 will cover Python 3 and its differences from Python 2. Compared to the original Dive Into Python, it will be about 50% revised and 50% new material. I will publish drafts online as I go. The final version will be published on paper by Apress. The book will remain online under the CC-BY-SA-3.0 license.