Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Why Web Programming Matters Most

Ian, I completely agree with your analysis. I am not a developper, rather a 'power user'. My first goal is to get things done quickly and cleanly. I often use python for different purposes and I have tried (at the tutorial level) most of available python web frameworks.

I think we need a kind of easyPHP all-in-one package (including python and a db) with a simple demo application that you can immediately fire and which acts as the first step by step tutorial.

I am not enough skilled to launch a new collaborative project, but I will love to participate to one like this if some python expert would accept to start and pilot the project. I think python community should try to leverage the huge base of good-but-not-experts programmers available among its members to participate to projects like this. This probably leads to invent a new kind of collaboration, simpler to start with for newcomers. How to work with 20-30 good programmers who can provide a few hours of work per week, instead of 4-5 experts much more involved.

If Python community would manage to invent this new collaborative method, involving a lot of good pragmatic developers (uninterested in overdesigning), I am convinced that the new Python-for-web package would not need more than a few months to emerge.

Am I a poor lonesome-good-enough-but-not-expert python programmer ?

If not, write down a line on this blog, and perhaps some Python guru/leader will think it's a pity not to use such a treasure of pragmatic and available task-force.

Comment on Why Web Programming Matters Most
by Jean-Pierre Camus

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I think we need a kind of easyPHP all-in-one package (including python and a db) with a simple demo application that you can immediately fire and which acts as the first step by step tutorial.

That sounds a lot like Karrigell.

# Tim Lesher