Friday, September 28, 2007

Can I be a bit snarky here?

So I've worked professionally with a number of different languages now. Let me see: Foxpro, Perl, PHP, ColdFusion, Java, T-SQL, PL-SQL, Javascript, and lastly Python

And which language is getting me sent to Italy and California?


Sure, I can be all geeky about how Python's dynamic typing, multi-paradigm, scaling, and low/high level capabilities makes it uber-powerful.

But who cares.

I'm going to be eating Pizza in Naples.

Python wins hands down.

Supersizing YouTube

I hate the format of the site but the information is critically useful.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Python Tips ahoy!

On the eve of Talk Like a Pirate Day, I am announcing a new personal project. A little site I'm going to call pytips, Python Tips, Yellow Monkey Land, or maybe something else. Its going to serve up recipes and tips for Python, and eventually other languages as well.

So why am I doing this?

Four reasons:
  1. I think the Python community could be well served by such a site.
  2. I want to practice in another framework besides Zope and Plone.
  3. I need to keep my relational database skills from getting rusty.
  4. Sounds like fun!
I'm going to do this in Pylons. I thought about Django, and maybe I'll make a port of it at some point. Shouldn't be too hard, right?