Python Noob - a couple questions involving a web app

David Smith dns4 at
Wed Apr 29 17:24:35 CEST 2009

Kyle T. Jones wrote:
> Bruno Desthuilliers, my dear, dear friend, there was this time, oh,
> 4/29/2009 3:02 AM or thereabouts, when you let the following craziness
> loose on Usenet:
>> Kyle T. Jones a écrit :
>>> Been programming for a long time, but just starting out with Python.
>>> Not a professional programmer, just that guy in one of those
>>> organizations that won't hire a pro, instead saying "Hey, Kyle knows
>>> computer stuff - let's have him do this (and that, and the other, etc)".
>>> So, the higher ups want a web app that'll let them enter (from an
>>> intranet page) a rather simple, but quite lengthy, list - details to
>>> be stored in a MySQL database... just normal stuff here, entering,
>>> editing, and deleting entries, sorting, etc.
>>> On the internet side of things, folks get the info served up to them,
>>> can sort it in a few ways, etc - it's pretty basic stuff.
>> (snip)
>> I can only second Arnaud and Emile : Django is very probably what
>> you're looking for, and by all means better than any PHP thingie -
>> wrt/ both development time and security.
>> You'll indeed first have to learn the framework (and Python of
>> course), and learn how to deploy your app in production (which can be
>> a bit tricky if you're not familiar with server admin), but there's a
>> good documentation and a very helpful community around both the Django
>> framework and the Python language.
> Thanks everyone!  Wow, pretty much a consensus - a rarity with these
> "types" of questions, at least in my experience.
> Ok, sounds like I need to be looking at Django.  Thanks for the advice!
> Cheers!

Consensus?! ... that just won't do. :-)

I've started with Pylons and have found it very nice.  Loose enough to
tinker with the inner workings but complete and working right out of the
box (or paster in Pylons case).


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