[Baypiggies] Thoughts on the commercial talks at BayPiggies meetings?
jim at well.com
Fri Mar 18 15:29:44 EDT 2016
also in these respects:
* performance and other optimizations
* use of Python _internals
* Python-specific problems and achievements
interfacing with internet services
* Python if it's used for embedded systems
* Contributions to open source (e.g. OpenStack)
* any clarifications on using recently improved
The trick in negotiating with an engineer who
works for a commercial company is to get the ideas
into the engineer's head: what's interesting is an
honest report on Python development and problems.
The contrast might be "we don't want some marketing
person to present us features and an API."
On 03/18/2016 05:44 PM, jim wrote:
> I'm okay with talks by developers working for
> commercial Python software in this respect.
> A simple walk through an API is pretty much
> But commercial development groups do some
> eye-opening stuff, and having someone explain
> cool stuff is cool, For example:
> * techniques and tool chains can be inventive
> and helpful
> * PyDoc: it's right there and still is badly
> underused. If there's a way to get coders or
> someone connected with the coding team to
> comment properly would be wonderful to know.
> Perhaps re-evaluating the nice lady who knows
> how to spell (the technical writer) could edit
> and therefore enforce proper comments and
> develop copy-and-paste type phrases and maybe
> paragraphs for common classes and functions.
> * Python styles and especially reasons for breaking
> the rules.
> * Rules of thumb for evaluating licensing.
> * A Python-specific use of agile and scrum work.
> * QA tricks for detecting circular dependencies
> and other subtle miseries.
> On 03/17/2016 07:26 PM, K Richard Pixley wrote:
>> I'd prefer to stick with open source offerings.
>> I think of these talks as an opportunity for personal development, not
>> an opportunity for more advertising. For advertising, someone should be
>> paying for my time.
>> If this forum devolves into a purely commercial marketing channel, I'll
>> be leaving.
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