[Tutor] teleconferencing apps
Mon, 15 Jan 2001 17:56:26 -0000
> Hello. I'm really interested in teleconferencing applications, and
> I'm on a hunt for anything remotely resembling one written in Python
> Python is my first language (yeah!), and I'd prefer to get more
> experience in it before taking on another,
Given the above I think I'd better point out that a teleconferencing
application is a pretty ambitious starting point! I'd try several
other things first before even starting on teleconferencing. Maybe
think about prototyping a GUI and database first - coz you'll need
them later anyway. Maybe just fronting IRC or something.
Then once you are fully conversant with Python try using the COM
extensions to drive something like Netmeeting.(Although where
you'll find documentation of the COM interface I don't know!)
Finally you can try some real down 'n dirty stuff to build a
teleconferencing app from scratch. All of that can be done in
Python, you don't need C. But C/C++ does give advantages when
it comes to distributing the final application, but its a big
learning curve and you'll need to write an awful lot of code(*)
compared to Python!
(*) As in more than 10,000 lines probably!