[Tutor] Writing scripts and apps for Internet consumption

David Hutto smokefloat at gmail.com
Sat Jul 31 21:10:33 CEST 2010

On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 2:56 PM, David Hutto <smokefloat at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 2:45 PM, Eric Hamiter <ehamiter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Get a linux hosting account, and a web address, most linux hosting
>>> comes with python, so practice in the 'cloud'.
>> I have that-- an account with Dreamhost. This hasn't solved my problems yet
>> though. Like I said, I can have it write a simple
>> Hello, World!
>> ...but if I make it do anything more complex, I get a 404 error. To make my
>> question more simple-- how does one learn to create web apps with Python? It
>> seems to be that what it is advertised as, but not at all ready to go "out
>> of the box" for that type of thing. And that is fine, but I want to learn
>> how without having to learn a framework like Django-- yet. Or is this just
>> considered a kind of necessity?
> What do your server logs show the 404 error to be?
> Debug it like a script. For me, it's the part about use your own
> computer as a host(I'm working on that) that gets me, but a hosting
> account is already set up, as opposed to using your own local host
> setup, this is provided. So it's just using the html with python just
> like with php. I'm not an expert at this, but I do have a little
> experience with lamp, so python should just be a replacement of p in
> lamp for pythin instead of php

In other words, make it easy on yourself in the beginning, to avoid
frustration(and therefore a deterence of self toward your initial
language), and then learn the specifics in your downtime.

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