[Tutor] An hour's talk on python...Suggestions required
(fro m a newbie)
Mon, 24 Dec 2001 10:51:00 -0000
> Ours is mainly a java shop.
So definitely include Jython and how you can use all
those familiar Java class libraries while writing the
code in the much higher level Python...
Some examples should quite easily show a 30-50% code
reduction in Jython vv Java... Thus a perfect prototyping
language for Java heads.
> I was planning to take an introductory session on python.
There are several slide presentations on the python web site
that you could 'learn from' - ie plagiarise...
> w'd want to try it out unless and otherwise they can see lots of
> supporting tools and libraries.
How about all the Java stuff plus the 100+ standard modules
plus another 100 or so on the web?
> 1. functional programming in python
Good article on the IBM site
> 2. about new features that have been included in 2.2?
Read the 'whats new papers'
> 3. threading as for as tools/libraries are concerned,
Not quite sure what you mean here...
> 4. GUI : Tkinter
Yes, Or AWT if they want to keep with Java
Or pyQt/PyGTK if they are Linux fans.
Or even all three to show how easy core functionality
can be ported over different GUIs. - a bit more work
> 5. xml?? : the one which ships with standard module or something else?
> 6. cgi:
If you must, but web stuff is a bit passe now.
Might be better looking at SOAP or XML/RPC.
Python is blindingly good at the latter compared to Java!
> But i want to develop some interest here @ my place.
> Any suggestion w'd be of great help to me.
IMHO The real advantages of Python are that it is a
scripting tool that can handle large projects so you
get all the advantages of scripting languages like Perl
but with the control and organisation of compiled
languages like C++/Java/Delphi etc.
Its brilliant for prototyping and for tool building.
And as your list of topics proves, extremely versatile.