[python-advocacy] Python usage in big corporations and organisations

Zeev B zeevb.public at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 08:34:19 CET 2009

2 More resources - Python success stories booklets published by O'Reilly:


On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 01:13, Michael March <mmarch at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 4:00 PM, Stephan Deibel <sdeibel at wingware.com>wrote:
>> Günter Walser wrote:
>>> Hello to all,
>>>  I'm in the process of convincing a client to use Python as the base for
>>> a
>>> Web based enterprise tool (not mission critical, but it should be used by
>>> many parts of the organisation if everything goes fine).
>>> He starts to see the advantages of Python to develop, but is very
>>> concerned
>>> about the opinion the IT departments might have about Python.
>>> To circumvent the "Only Java" or similar policies I'm thinking about
>>> Jython,
>>> which is one apsect.
>>> But in my clients opinion it would be good to have a kind of "don't fear,
>>> look all these huge and successful companies use Python" list at hand.
>>> Which might give support for the people wanting it but having to fight
>>> opposition from IT-departments.
>>> Is there anything like this available? I've found some (the one from
>>> python.org, the wingware one (alsmost same)) but all of them miss the
>>> big
>>> names which might help to impress some. Google is so far the only one big
>>> and pythonistic I'm aware of.
>>> Thanks for any hint or idea how to approach this problem.
>> In addition to the link Aahz sent, see also
>> http://wiki.python.org/moin/OrganizationsUsingPython
>> For http://python.org/about/success/ (also at
>> http://wingware.com/python/success/ with a few
>> additions) it's been hard to get large companies to approve stories,
>> although I also haven't tried
>> very hard in recent years so additions have been only unsolicited stories.
>>  Google specifically
>> has a policy against doing things like the success stories (I did ask
>> them) and this is not unusual
>> for such companies.
> In Google's case you need a  "success story". They pulled a "we liked it so
> much we bought the company" and  hired the creator of Python...  'nuff said
> there
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