[python-uk] Python services within existing .Net infrastructure
tartley at tartley.com
Tue Jan 31 10:02:22 EST 2017
I'm joining a small company with an existing service-based
infrastructure written in C# & F#, on Windows Server on AWS.
They want me to write some new services in Python. I'm wondering whether
to host these Python services on Linux or on Windows.
In favour of Linux:
L1. I'm by far more familiar with Linux.
L2. Linux is Python's natural home. I expect the ecosystem to work at
its best there.
In favour of Windows:
W1. I don't want to put up a barrier to the existing C# devs from
working on the Python services because they don't have a Linux install.
(although I guess this is circumvented by them using a VM)
W2. I don't want to cause a devops headache by introducing heterogeneous
W3. As a specific example of W2, some places I've worked at have had
local dev environments spin up all our services in VMs or containers on
the local host, so we can system test across all services. I fear
heterogeneous server OSes will make significantly harder to do. They
also want me to lead the charge on this sort of test setup, so this is
going to be my problem.
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