[Tutor] Personal: Fwd: Re: Paython as a career
jeff at dcsoftware.com
Tue Mar 17 21:44:42 CET 2009
Malcolm: I have four sticky XML / flat files downloaded from a web site
that is converted into four text files and then synchronized into one
file. Due to the web interface I moved it from VFP to Python. It was
easier, cleaner and very fast. I run it from the VFP RUN command.
I have been using VFP / Foxpro since 1992. I have an app that is
running fine for a long time and then something seems to go wrong.
Maybe it's an upgrade of the OS or a Microsoft update or who knows what.
I have to deal with it and rehash old code that was working fine. I
have noticed that Python "just works". I have seen it already with this
Oh, I download all of my bank accounts and credit cards as .csv files.
I then use Python to convert them to Quickbooks IIF files and import
them into Quickbooks. No data entry because of Python!
I am now developing a dabo app that has a UI. I should have it done
soon and will let you know more about it on the dabo list.
For me, Python is a lot like VFP only you don't need to bring in active
X or third party libraries. I also have two Ubuntu machines that I can
run it all on.
As far as Dabo goes, check it out. The video of the report designer
will get you hooked. I just wish I had more time.
Malcolm Greene wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
>> My success as a programmer has little to do with the language or even
> how well I program. It has more to do with my ability to understand the
> problem and communicate with customers or my employer.
> Great response!
> I'm really enjoying my move to Python. Not only the language, but the
> optimism that surrounds the language (vs. the gray cloud of depression
> that has haunted FoxPro for so many years). I've focused all my Python
> efforts on back room data processing (ETL) vs. GUI type applications. In
> fact, I haven't moved any of our GUI based products to Python (or Dabo).
> What are you doing with Python? Have you built any GUI apps yet and if
> so, using wxPython (and Dabo?), pyQt, Tkinter, etc?
> Do you have any Dabo based apps in production yet?
> Curious to hear about your FoxPro migration journey when you have a
> Malcolm (from the Profox list)
jeff at dcsoftware.com
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