Python in a hospital application please help

Achim Domma achim.domma at
Sat Nov 10 20:17:04 CET 2001


depending on the detailed requirements of your application I would stick to
a web based solution with Zope. If you use SSL your data is encrypted on the
wire. You are free to use Zopes database (ZODB) or to use another one. The
problem could be that a browser GUI does not have enough functionality. But
in an closed environment you could restrict access to one special browser
(for example IE5). In this case you could do a very fine GUI with DHTML.


<geraldol at> wrote in message
news:mailman.1005415299.17379.python-list at
> Hi,
> I want to write an application for the hospital I'm working to.
> I'm newbie in python, and I want to hear some opinios about what are
> the options I have..
> The structure I have in mind is : At Server we will have an
> application that handles business rules, connects to databases, and
> send objects to the clients .
> At client we will have an wxPython application that will talk to the
> server application
> Some things this application must provide
> * Ability to change the database
>   I think one way tho achieve this is via Object Relational mapper.
>   Have anyone implemented a library like this in python ?
> * Pool of connections.
>   In the application I have today all clients have their own
> connections to the database. Today I'm using Interbase (free one) but
> what if the hospital need a commercial database in the future ? With
> a pool of connection we can spent less money, and this is issue in a
> hospital in little city of Brazil.
> * The communication between the server and the client must be
> encrypted.
>   Personal information of the patients can't run unencrypted over the
> wire.
> I know that this is difficult application to write, so I want to hear
> some design hints, what are the difficulties I'm going to face. What
> libraries I can use.
> Sorry my english and thanks in advance
> Geraldo Lopes de Souza

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