Coming from .NET and VB and C

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Wed Sep 3 19:53:05 CEST 2008


ToPostMustJoinGroup22 a écrit :
> I'm coming from a .NET, VB, C background.
> 
> C was good, and VB was better (with all of its libraries).  Than .NET
> came along and all the libraries you can require are ready to go.  I
> have no preference with MySQL or SQL, stored procedures or ad-hoc
> queries.
> 
> SO, I'm interested in using my Google App space (free 500MB) to
> develop a quick database application.  Using Python.  I found "Dive
> Into Python" which I will be reading shortly.
> 
> Any suggestions for someone new to the scene like me?

The worst thing you could would be to try to write VB in Python. While 
Python may not  - for someone coming from more mainstream languages - 
look as weird as Lisp or Haskell or etc..., it's really a totally 
different beast. Lurking here, trying to answer other's persons 
questions, and reading other peoples solution might be a good way to 
learn idiomatic Python.



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