[BangPypers] SciPy India 2009 - SciPy.in

Sidharth Kuruvila sidharth.kuruvila at gmail.com
Sun Oct 4 09:12:09 CEST 2009


Hey Hey, no need to dis Php, or Drupal for that matter, it's actually a  
mighty fine language for what it does. And they have been making it a lot  
better(namespaces, closures and, possibly just for Pradeep, goto).

Nice to see conferences happening around python.

On Sun, 04 Oct 2009 11:47:27 +0530, Pradeep Gowda <pradeep at btbytes.com>  
wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 2:03 AM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org>  
> wrote:
>> On Sunday 04 Oct 2009 11:22:28 am Anand Balachandran Pillai wrote:
>>> > >  6 days... isn't it rather too long for a specific interest
>>> > >  conference.
>>> >
>>> > weird: http://fossee.in/whydrupal
>>>
>>>   Hadn't noticed it was written in Drupal. Well, they might have an
>>>   excuse since they are focusing on "Scipy" rather than just Py!
>>
>> I am quite annoyed by the FUD about plone - granted plone is a pain to
>> customise, but a Q&D CMS? All it needs is click click click - what on  
>> earth is
>> this guy doing with buildout, restarting zope etc etc? Not that I would  
>> expect
>> much from someone who is comfortable in drupal. SciPHP anyone?
>
> Plone has the easiest setup story of all the CMSes. You don't even
> need to have a database  and a webserver for $deity's sake. Some how
> installing and configuring a database, and a webserver is easier than
> running an installer !
>
> I think the key quote from the TFA is "Since
> I had some experience with drupal, I suggested that we go with drupal,
> since I had some experience with its working. I worked for a couple of
> hours to set up a basic site on my local machine"
>
> Yeah? really? what about downloading a windows installer or a mac
> installer  for plone and doing a click-click-click as KG suggested
> and be done with it in minutes?
>
> The biggest joke of all has to be the fact that all the features that
> I see on their site, including events works out of the box on plone
> without installing a single external plugin. And plone's event
> features have lot more features than the half-assed calender i see on
> that site.
>
> PHP+MySQL is the BASIC of this age.
>
> +PG
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