Question: tools for business apps development
daniel at syrinx.net
Tue Sep 7 16:49:42 CEST 2004
Ksenia Marasanova wrote:
>> And web-based apps are thought to be limited, not interactive
>> programming doesn't help it either).
> One of possibilities is to use Flash (in a browser) for GUI. I am
> thinking about using it for some project that also needs more
> interactivity: Flash for frontend, Python for backend (Web service using
> You can use Flash IDE for fast GUI builing, and code the flow of your
> GUI in Action Script files, using your favorite editor.
> The sad part of this approach is that you can't program everything in
> Python. The nice part is the maintainability (no install, automatically
> download of the latest version).
> But these are my thoughts... I wonder what people say who actually did
> it :)
It's actually a very effective solution, in my experience. You get a
cross-platform, very smart client talking to the server of your choice.
When I used this approach (pre-Python-discovery) I wrote the server in
Java and all messages were exchanged as XML. Now I would make the same
choice as you: Python server using XML-RPC.
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