[BangPypers] [ANN][X-Post] SciPy India conference in Dec. 2009

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 09:50:07 CEST 2009

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 12:44 PM, Vivek Khurana <hiddenharmony at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 10:05 AM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org> wrote:
>> I am not objecting to their choice of CMS, I am objecting to the blog post -
>> which clearly sends the message that 'python sucks'.
>  Python do sucks when it comes to having a CMS. I am yet to find a
> decent CMS in python that gives me ease and flexibility of drupal. So
> you hardly have any option other than using Drupal even though PHP
> sucks.
>  Part of this could be due tot he fact that Drupal has matured over a
> period of 9 years and has more contributors than any other CMS...

I think so. PHP apps have had a headstart when it comes to the web.
Especially boilerplate applications like forums, bulletin boards,
CMSs etc. Many of the heavy duty sites out there use PHP as well (eg.

Wordpress for example has a really nasty security record but it's
probably one of the most widely used CMS/blogging apps out there. It
takes about a minute to install and set up and has a huge community
with themes, plugins etc which makes it quite compelling even if
you're a python person.

I asked around about this when I was planning on moving away from WP
for my own blog and most of the people on the python channel were of
the opinion that people use Python blogging platforms simply because
they are in *python* rather than for any other technical reasons and
that was disheartening. Python does work a lot better when you're
developing a new app from scratch though IMHO and in a while, if
people fix the deployment hassles, I think it can make headway.


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