[PyAR2] Getting to know you
cpfiles at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 16:13:55 CET 2007
On 11/15/2007 06:59 PM Greg Lindstrom said the following:
> web developer -- who is a member of this list as well -- choose PHP for
> our web presence, but virtually all of the back end work is done in
> Python connecting to a Postgres database (as well as Oracle, SQL Server,
> and IMAGE databases).
That would be me.
> If you would, take a few minutes and let us know a little about you,
> what you do with Python (maybe you just want to learn it), and what you
> want out of the group. At this point, all ideas are good ideas.
Greg summed up where we work pretty well, so I will not go into that.
Doing what I do, I have used literally half a dozen languages to their
fullest extent (C++/Java/Perl/PHP/ColdFusion/C#/ASP). Along the way I
have surveyed several other languages Ada, Lisp, Ruby, D, SmallTalk,
Fortran, Cobol, Assembler and most recently Python. Now I will say that
of the languages mentioned, I spend the most time with PHP. For a few
particular reasons I have just gravitated towards PHP, but this is not a
Working with Greg, and the system he designed, I have had the
opportunity to use Python on a few projects. The main one is outlined in
this Linux Journal Article (http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9283). I
have also hacked at Freevo and MythTV (both use Python).
I am looking forward to get deeper into Python in the future. This seems
like a good place to start.
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