Python for use corporate ecommerce site?
rjones at ekit-inc.com
Thu Aug 15 23:53:41 CEST 2002
On Fri, 16 Aug 2002 5:24 am, stibbs wrote:
> have the ability to interact with oracle8i/9i, db2, postgresql.
Done, search google for python and the database of your choice.
> interaction with ups and fedex
You'll have to do that yourself.
> online store capabilities similar to amazon.com
You might want to check out the Bizar Shop product for Zope.
> complete control of updating store items/advertisements-specials for the
> company running the system.
> simple accounting functionality for the company running the system
Mmm. Can Of Worms.
> ssl/various crypto support
Done, see m2crypto.
> and the main thing the project manager and also the other developers and
> myself are concerned about is that it must be as fast (in all areas) as if
> the system were done using mod_perl.
What's "fast"? Do you have any actual numeric requirements, or do you just
have a vague "it must be fast" requirement?
The other developers and myself
> realize that with speed a major factor is the code itself, lets put
> that aside and just assume for this post that our developers are capable
> of programming in python "the right way" (although any links to the most
> efficient way to apply python are welcome).
We serve up a very popular, high-hit website at www.ekit.com - I'm spent some
time optimising our Zope installation to cope with that. The results of my
efforts are at:
... some of those optimisations are relevant whether you're using Zope or not.
> would we use python/mod_python by itself or use them in conjunction with
> is there anything in the python world that is equal to the likes in
> functionality and stability as mason?
I'd _strongly_ recommend you use a web service framework like Zope, Albatross,
etc. rather than develop your own. You've got more than enough to do in
implementing the shop!
A good place for you to start is:
... but there's no link to albatross (and possibly others) on there:
> please give me any other suggestions you may have. ***I would especially
> appreciate unbiased advice from people who use multiple programming
> languages and who follow the motto that the right tool/s should be used
> for the job, not just one tool for everything***
I've used C, Perl, Python and Zope to do web programming since the early
1990s. Zope is by far the best solution I've found. If I was to develop an
application from scratch though (and I really, really want to discourage you
from doing that!) then I'd start with Python. No question there.
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