Wrapped in Python!

Posted on April 8th, 2008 by by Sameek

Since the last month, I have been shifting my focus from PHP to Python. Its not like I myself found anything wrong with PHP. Its just that while having a conversation with a friend of mine, he mentioned the latest craze in the Web Application Framework area, Some odd sounding thing called Django. “Django?? That sounds like some-kind of Music!! What kind of idiot would name a serious application with that name?”, I said to myself. But somehow my friend ( a very persuasive individual), convinced me that Django is really worth looking into and its written in Python. So, here I come Django! To be entirely honest, before that I never actually saw a single line of code written in python in my entire Life. Took print of whole django-book. And started reading it in the nights. I cannot believe how simplistic their approach was. It turned out to be my bible. I put my plans on hold. Started learning Python. Python’s philosophy was again one of the best ones i have ever laid my eyes on. It seems like a human beings’ programming language. All other languages now seem to me designed by robots.

A little bit of trivia ” Python was Designed by Guido Van Rossum. And named after the Monty Python‘s Flying Circus sketch. So even though the logo looks like a python, It was never meant to be equated to the nasty reptilian.”

Also it Turns out the name Django is indeed related to music. The framework is apparently named after a famous jazz musician “Django” Reinhardt. Serious jazz enthusiasts, please don’t grind your teeth in anger. I was never a jazz fan and so never came upon the name of the great musician.

All in all, I would call the last few weeks very productive. I am feeling like a new convert. And more keen to learn more of Django and python. Already have developed a simple desktop application using wxPython. Looking for a good IDE to Djumpstart with Django. Anybody has any suggestions, feel free to comment. So far I have looked at Pydev, the Eclipse plug-in, maybe the django guyz will bless us with one in the near future. Until next time……alvida!!

2 Responses to “Wrapped in Python!”

  1. Jayant Kumar Gandhi Says:

    d00d.. the ‘friend’ has a name :D

    howz the python stuff going.. Dive Into Python seems like a good free book on python :)

  2. AlexM Says:

    Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!

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