Is Python a commercial proposition ?

Brandon Schaffer bschaffer13 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 19:50:00 CEST 2012


Another common use is to create automated regression testing
frameworks, and other automation tools.
I see posting for python developers for this type of thing all the
time on stack overflow careers.

On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On 29/07/2012 17:01, lipska the kat wrote:
>>
>> Pythoners
>>
>> Firstly, thanks to those on the tutor list who answered my questions.
>>
>> I'm trying to understand where Python fits into the set of commonly
>> available, commercially used languages of the moment.
>>
>> My most recent experience is with Java. The last project I was involved
>> with included 6775 java source files containing 1,145,785 lines of code.
>> How do I know this? because I managed to cobble together a python script
>> that walks the source tree and counts the lines of code. It ignores
>> block and line comments and whitespace lines so I'm fairly confident
>> it's an accurate total. It doesn't include web interface files (mainly
>> .jsp and HTML) or configuration files (XML, properties files and what
>> have you). In fact it was remarkably easy to do this in python which got
>> me thinking about how I could use the language in a commercial
>> environment.
>>
>> I was first attracted to python by it's apparent 'Object Orientedness' I
>> soon realised however that by looking at it in terms of the language I
>> know best I wasn't comparing like with like. Once I had 'rebooted the
>> bioware' I tried to approach python with an open mind and I have to say
>> it's growing on me.
>>
>> The questions I have are ...
>>
>> How is python used in the real world.
>> What sized projects are people involved with
>> Are applications generally written entirely in python or is it more
>> often used for a subset of functionality.
>>
>> I hope this is an acceptable question for this group
>
>
> You are hard pushed to find anything here that's unacceptable, that's why I
> like reading this list so much.
>
>>
>> Many thanks
>>
>> Lipska
>>
>
> There's a list of companies who use python on www.python.org top right of
> the page.  You may have heard of one or two of them.
>
> --
> Cheers.
>
> Mark Lawrence.
>
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