[Tutor] Commercial or Famous Applicattions.?

Luke Paireepinart rabidpoobear at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 02:46:36 CET 2010

just off the top of my head...
NASA uses it.  Lots of games use Python as their game logic/scripting
language (how many use PHP? probably approaching 0.  LUA is more
popular than Python but Python is much  more popular than PHP).  The
first ever bittorrent client (the official one) was written in Python.
 The game Eve Online is written completely in Python.  Youtube uses
lots of Python, Facebook uses some.  Reddit is written in Python as
well.  Google App Engine has both Python and Java interfaces.  They
don't have a PHP interface; I wonder why?

Lots of jobs at Google (even Java jobs and such) require Python
experience; they don't tend to require PHP experience too.  Because
PHP doesn't really teach you much.  The syntax is not nearly as
elegant.  It's buggy and rough around the edges.  They have gross
workarounds for a lot of things that should be language features.

That's not to say that Python's the only language that is better than
PHP for most things.  Ruby is also a good option.  But these languages
are both infinitely more flexible _right now_ (not based almost solely
for web apps) and better to use for almost everything than PHP.

PHP has its place, and part of the reason it still has that place is
because a lot of web hosts haven't started hosting Python and Ruby
frameworks in a scalable, fast way.  But it's not the frameworks'

That's just my 2c.

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Jorge Biquez <jbiquez at icsmx.com> wrote:
> Hello all.
> Newbie question. Sorry.
> Can you mention applications/systems/solutions made with Python that are
> well known and used by public in general? ANd that maybe we do not know they
> are done with Python?
> I had a talk with a friend, "PHP-Only-Fan", and he said (you know the schema
> of those talks) that "his" language is better and that "just to prove it"
> there are not too many applications done with Python than the ones done with
> PHP and that "that of course is for something". That conversation , that by
> the way I guess is useless at all , makes me thing the idea of ask of
> applications done with Python. Not for debate the argument of that guy BUT
> to learn what can be done with Python. In grphical interface, schemas of
> jobs, etc. I know that there are tons of solutions but would like to hear of
> possible about the ones you have used most or recommend the most.
> As an example, I love and have used in the last years MAILMAN, never
> crashed, always works even on my small and old Intel Pentium III with a 10GB
> hard disk and 640KB of RAM. Still working and will work for sure (running
> under FreeBsd by the way).
> Thanks in advance for your comments.
> Jorge Biquez
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