[python-uk] Python services within existing .Net infrastructure

Tom Wright tom at tatw.name
Tue Jan 31 10:52:36 EST 2017

If people on the internet agree with you does it help you win arguments :),
if so you should definitely use linux...

One potentially interesting alternative is the UNIX implementation on
windows 10. I've no experience, but would be interested in others'
(including yours).

I would throw two additional potentially important factors:

* Licensing for scaling and development (this is one of those annoying
human issues where you actually have to talk to people)

* Build-debug-modify cycle on development and deployment. Do this wrong and
people end up spending all their time reading reddit and feeling depressed.
VMs can really slow this stuff down.

On 31 Jan 2017 3:28 p.m., "Jonathan Hartley" <tartley at tartley.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> 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
> OS choices.
> 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.
> Thoughts welcome.
>     Jonathan
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