Here’s a gameplan for how to learn Python. Here’s a kuro5hin introduction to python , an Online guide to learning python with frames. And Guido von Rossum’s famous tutorial . I’ve been looking for time to play around in python for a while, but have never gotten the chance. Mark Pilgrim has a python tutorial (also look here ), as does Bruce Eckel (download the book as a zip file here). Also there’s a How to think like a computer scientist (python version) .
Mark Pilgrim has a good list of python projects with quite a few having to do with feeds and syndication. He writes a regular Oreilly column on xml/python/syndication . He answers the question I asked previously about filtering/aggregating multiple feeds: use xpath!