Communicating with a PHP script (and pretending I'm a browser)

Ethan Furman ethan at
Tue Nov 11 18:55:30 CET 2014

On 11/11/2014 09:30 AM, Larry Martell wrote:
> They are technically savvy. They are a 100% PHP shop. They have a big,
> complicated app that they've been working on for 10 years. No one
> there knows python or django. They want to put some new frontends on
> their app. I was bought in for another project (involving Google Tag
> Manager and Google Analytics), which I completed. Then they asked me
> about this project. I told them they should redo their app in Flask or
> Django. It took some cajoling, but they eventually said OK. But then a
> few days later they said before I went off and reimplemented
> everything in python, could I just build the new frontend and call the
> existing PHP code. This would enable them to get the new frontends out
> to their clients sooner, and then I could go back and port the PHP to
> python. I don't see what is so wrong with that.

Sounds like an excellent game plan to me.  :)


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