Quick links to learning python. Source: SA Thread
Python with ASSS
Both of these are GREAT reads.
Python has two very slick tools to instigate a better debug routine. First, allow me to introduce you to PDB
- The module pdb defines an interactive source code debugger for Python programs. It supports setting (conditional) breakpoints and single stepping at the source line level, inspection of stack frames, source code listing, and evaluation of arbitrary Python code in the context of any stack frame. It also supports post-mortem debugging and can be called under program control.
Also, you should get acquainted with the Python Profiler. This guy will help you find exactly what is choking your application -- between the debugger and profiler, I think you could almost tackle anything.
Lastly, you should really take a look at Python's Unicode facilities -- Data encoding is a big thing these days. Here is a link on that.