14 Nov 2005 titus   » (Journeyer)

A Plea for Python

Seth Vidal of fedoraproject.org has a request -- stop asking for PHP apps, and start using Python!

To quote,

With that in mind I'd like to make a request out to the python web programmers in the fedora-verse. We need some people who are willing to work on web applications either in zope or turbogears. Let's see some options and ways to progress. We have a lot of python programmers who can help audit the code and contribute sections as we build up our module-base.

Yo. What he said.

Interactive exploration of Web apps

One (apparently) whiz-bang feature of PBP, and now twill, is the ability to interactively browse your Web apps from the command line. For example,

>> go http://www.advogato.org/
==> at http://www.advogato.org/
current page: http://www.advogato.org/
>> showlinks
Links:

0. Articles ==> /article/ 1. Account ==> /acct/ 2. People ==> /person/ 3. Projects ==> /proj/ 4. Omnifarious ==> /person/Omnifarious/ 5. Read more... ==> /article/862.html 6. tarzeau ==> /person/tarzeau/ ... current page: http://www.advogato.org/ >> follow tarzeau ==> at http://www.advogato.org/person/tarzeau/ current page: http://www.advogato.org/person/tarzeau/ >> showlinks Links:

0. http://www.linuks.mine.nu/ ==> http://www.linuks.mine.nu/ 1. freshmeat.net/~tarzeau/ ==> http://freshmeat.net/~tarzeau/ 2. iBackup ==> /proj/iBackup/ 3. AmigaSHELL ==> /proj/AmigaSHELL/ ...

This inevitably receives the most "oohs" and "ahhs" the times I've shown twill to people sitting next to me. Apparently none of the other Web testing tools out there do this.

Anyway, I mention it because with the in-process WSGI testing patch, you can now browse your WSGI apps interactively without going through the Internet.

That strikes me as pretty nifty, if only in a Python-geek kind of way.

Go about your business. These are not the comments you're looking for.

--titus

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