[Baypiggies] What's a web developer?

Rami Chowdhury rami.chowdhury at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 20:03:01 CET 2009

On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 08:43:28 -0800, K. Richard Pixley <rich at noir.com>  

> Alex Martelli wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 4:21 AM, Michiel Overtoom <motoom at xs4all.nl
>> <mailto:motoom at xs4all.nl>> wrote:
>>     On 2 Nov 2009, at 07:30 , RYAN DELUCCHI wrote:
>>         True.  but, on the other hand, I've been exposed to a lot more
>>         JS at my current gig and what *really* makes it tough are all
>>         those darned browser incompatibilities.
>>     May I suggest you have a look at jQuery (a JS library meant for
>>     inclusion in a webpage)?  It has lots of stuff in it that makes
>>     working with the DOM easier, and hides the browser
>>     incompatibilities for you.
>> Dojo does the same thing, and while not quite as popular as jQuery
>> (they're probably the top 2 JS frameworks by popularity: jQuery 11.6
>> Mhits on search, Dojo 7.7 Mhits though the latter are boosted by some
>> accidental hits;-) it was deliberately designed to be somewhat
>> Pythonic (as the designers are big fans and users of Python) -- for
>> example Dojo's underlying support for asynchronous operations rests on
>> a "deferred" object that closely mimics the one originally developed
>> as part of the popular "Twisted" Python framework for asynchronous
>> network programming.
> At the risk of veering too far off this forum's charter...
> I went through researching js frameworks recently looking for something
> to pair with pylons or turbogears.

IIRC there are at least as many JS frameworks as there are Python web  
frameworks ;-)

Did you have a look at YUI, Scriptaculous, or Moo.fx? I'd be interested to  
hear your thoughts...

Rami Chowdhury
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