[Pythonmac-SIG] Interesting use of Python and Django on the Mac

Tom Weir tom.weir at safe.com
Thu Mar 29 23:40:05 CEST 2007

Great possibilities, but I think the most important component (and  
the component he's not touching yet) is sync.

IMO, the coolest feature of Slingshot is that Joyent provides (or  
will provide...) the  developer with a framework that abstracts away  
dealing with sync & offline data.

Web apps and desktop apps both have there advantages and disadvantages:
- with web apps, you can access your data from any where...
- ...except when there's no internet...which is where desktop apps  
come out on top, except for the fact that your data is locked into  
one location
- desktop apps also 'feel' nicer, and are integrated with the OS

What I would love to see is a Python framework that integrates with  
Django, enables PyObjC apps to use Django models for data storage,  
with sync to a remote DB . I.e. the data is stored both locally and  
remotely, with sync between the two. Having the webapp UI would be  
useful for many applications, but I think a native UI would have  
advantages too.


On 29-Mar-07, at 2:00 PM, Daniel Lord wrote:

> This is the start of a trend we are going to see more and more of:
> the covergence of Web and Desktop or "Web-top".
> Dashboard/Konfabulator were the first big step, with Slingshot and
> Apollo the next big one.
> Granted this is pre-alpha code, but one can start imagining the
> possibilities.
> http://jerakeen.org/blog/2007/03/djangokit/
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