Converting a PHP app to Python + Django (was: Communicating with a PHP script (and pretending I'm a browser))

Larry Martell larry.martell at
Wed Nov 12 20:03:28 CET 2014

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at> wrote:
> Michael Torrie <torriem at> writes:
>> If the shop is entire a PHP shop, and no one knows python, then
>> rewriting things in Python and Django is a really bad idea.
> It can be done well; see “Transitioning from PHP to Django on the sly”
> <URL:>.
> The presenter emphasises that one of the more important requirements is
> to convince everyone: the management, the developers, even stakeholder
> customers/users.
>> I've worked in shops before where one person comes in with a new
>> language, writes some code, then leaves, leaving us stranded as it
>> were.
> Right. On the other hand, I've worked in shops where the big PHP code
> base is seen by all as a legacy code base, and the stakeholders were
> quite open to being convinced to migrate — provided a clear migration
> path.
> That's what the above presentation goes into. I recommend it.

Thanks Ben!

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