[python-advocacy] A Few More Forrester Survey Questions

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri May 18 20:29:14 CEST 2007

On Fri, May 18, 2007, Jeff Rush wrote:
> I'm down to the wire here on answering the Forrester survey but am stumped on
> a few questions I hope someone can help me out with.
> 1) What -existing- examples of the use of Python to create social
>    web applications are there?  These include chat, collaboration,
>    forum boards, and editable content pages, RSS feeds.
>    I know I use a lot of these, but under pressure I'm not coming
>    up with a lot of names.  Can you throw a few my way?

MoinMoin, http://wiki.python.org/

> 3) What is the value of the language to developers?
>    Yeah, a very common, slippery question.  Toss me some good
>    explanations of why  -you- value Python.  Readable, free,
>    cross-platform, powerful.  What else?  I'll synthesize
>    something out of everyone's answers.

I'll stick with the old chestnut: "Fits your brain"

My perspective is that I've been programming for more than thirty years,
but until Python, I never wanted to call myself a programmer because I
didn't enjoy programming enough.
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