Python GUI app to impress the boss?

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Wed Sep 18 00:47:52 CEST 2002

Actually both may be a solution. I've recently had good success at
developing an with  a VB (not .net) front end and doing most of the
work in Python. Use each for what it's best at. Based on my experience with
project, I'd say that Python take about 25% of the code of VB to accomplish
the same objective. Plus Python objects tend to do what is expected so that
you can often guess at the syntax and be right whereas this is seldom true
VB objects.

Lee Gray <lpgray at> wrote in message
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> I'm a fairly new programmer with experience in ASP/VBScript/DHTML.
> Other than small utilities, so far I've mostly written ASP apps to
> talk to an Oracle database on HP/UX, with Windows NT/2000 clients, and
> I've done maintenance work on VB and Oracle Forms apps.
> We're currently looking at .Net, and I'm not very impressed, for a
> variety of reasons. A little research makes me feel that either Java
> or Python would be a good alternative, and given my level of
> experience, I'd much prefer Python over Java.  I *think* I could
> actually get up to speed faster with Python than with VB and ASP.Net,
> in spite of my ASP/VBS experience.
> My boss is pretty open-minded, but also needs to see something working
> to be convinced Python is even a viable platform (he had never heard
> of it).  Otherwise, .Net is a given, whether it's any good or not,
> since corporate is MS all the way.
> Can someone point me to a good Python GUI app to demonstrate (other
> than IDLE)?
> It may very well be that .Net is best for me/us, but from what I've
> seen of Python, I *really* like the language and I'd at least like to
> see a good demonstration of a full-blown app before ruling it out.
> (Something along the lines of what I mentioned above would be ideal,
> but not a necessity.)
> Thanks!
> Lee Gray

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