[python-uk] Tell us what you did with Python this year....

Doug Winter doug.winter at isotoma.com
Mon Dec 20 19:37:46 CET 2010


We've been building all sorts of stuff, much of which I can't talk about 
annoyingly.  We're about 50% Plone, 50% other stuff - primarily Django, 
Twisted and plain old Python.  Most of my time has been taken up with 
our largest client who is in the Pharmaceutical industry.

We've done lots of cool stuff with buildout, which is a superb bit of 
software that should get more airtime outside Plone.  We've written 
quite a few handy recipes:

http://pypi.python.org/pypi?%3Aaction=search&term=isotoma

We have some particularly mad stuff going with buildout and buildbot 
(buildout deploying buildbot that deploys buildout in VMs to deploy 
buildbot in one case!).

I'd encourage anyone with production config management or release tasks 
using Python to strongly consider buildout.

I have been working on pyspotify and squeal in my own time:

https://github.com/winjer

And I hope to find some more time for them over xmas.

Also I've been playing with Arduino, although that's so straightforward 
to use Python does everything I need it to.  I've fiddled with ZigBee 
networking, which is quite good fun and I've got some basic stuff for 
that in Python.

Cheers,

Doug.

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