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WTF is Python

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A short presentation I gave at work about Python, Django, and why it would be a great fit for what we do.

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WTF is Python

  1. WTF is Python? And why you should care
  2. Python is a modern programming language. Used by Microsoft, Google, Apple, Lucasfilm, NASA & loads more.
  3. What does Python look like? # Print Hello ten times: for __ in range(0, 10): print "Hello" # Work out a factorial: import operator reduce(operator.__mul__, [1, 2, 3, 4, 5])
  4. What does Python look like? class User(object): def __init__(self, name): self.name = name def say_hello(self): print “Hello, my name is %s.” % self.name
  5. Django
  6. Django is a web framework written in Python. It gives you pretty URLs, a free admin site, and happy, happy staff. It’s been used successfully by The Guardian, The Onion, Google, and us!
  7. What does Django look like? {% for p in article.photos.all %} <li> <a href=”{{ p.image.url }}”> <img src=”{% thumbnail p.file 100x100 %}” /> </a> </li> {% endfor %}
  8. Business
  9. How will this help us make more money? Hopefully write fewer LOC • Write more code in the same time. • Write more maintainable code. • More time for testing. • More money! Django apps are reusable by design.
  10. PHP Python Java/.Net Small Medium Large Huge
  11. Still not convinced?
  12. Python is fast enough for our site and allows us to produce maintainable features in record times, with a minimum of developers. – Cuong Do (YouTube)
  13. People who’ve made the switch to dynamic languages [Python] seem much, much happier. – Bruce Eckel (Author)
  14. Django proved to be absolutely the right choice. – Jeremy Keith (Clearleft)
  15. Moving from PHP to Django radically improved our development speed and the quality of our websites. – Andy Durdin (Mercurytide)
  16. Thanks, Questions?

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