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

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Dec 21 19:10:04 CET 2010

On 21 December 2010 17:10, Javier Llopis <javier at correo.com> wrote:

> > As an attempt to generate some content and balance out the "jobs"
> > discussion....
> >
> > Why don't a few people here tell us what they got up to this year?
> > Neat projects at work, things you learned about Python in 2010, things
> > you've been playing with....
> I have automated an ill-thought process that used to involve creating an
> ad-hoc 1500 line windows batch program to carry out an unattended remote
> installation every time my company tried to deploy new content on their
> large network of Video Lottery Terminals.
> I was hired basically to help develop those silly windows batch programs
> which were creating a bottleneck, and by writing step by step a 5000 line
> python program that automatically generated the batch programs, the
> bottleneck went elsewhere. The whole process is as ill-thought as ever,
> but I'm no longer stressed, and they haven't had to replace the members of
> the team who left the company, effectively downsizing it from five to two
> people.

Yay for Python replacing people. Uhm, I think... ;-)


> I have also used Python to do lots of file processing, one time programs.
> Cheers
> Javier
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