[Python-au] General question about Python use

Kevin Littlejohn Kevin Littlejohn <darius@obsidian.com.au>
Sat, 08 Dec 2001 10:27:38 +1100


Obsidian uses python for most of it's work - we do consulting for a bunch of 
companies, and are building an ISP billing system of sorts.

In addition, Connect.com.au has a fairly strong in-house use of python - that 
was where I used to work.  Their billing system is written primarily in 
python, and some of their scripting is likewise.

We still do perl and php work where specifically required, but we tend to 
prefer python/Zope work.

There's various other places python and/or Zope pop up - a friend of mine is 
working in a small publishing house of some sort that's built a lot of stuff 
in Zope+python, I believe RMIT has or had a fair bit of Zope stuff in there, I 
know ekit (heya Anthony) do pretty much all their stuff in python + Zope...

You'd be surprised how many people are aware of python and/or Zope, I suspect 
- we've had a few potential contracts that have turned around half-way through 
and said "have you heard of Zope?  What do you think?" - which makes pitching 
a Zope/python solution a lot easier ;)

That's our experience, nearer the web-design end of things, anyway.


>>> Reinhold Quillen wrote
> Hi,
> I am new to this list. I have a general question, which I would like
> to put to the list subscribers.
> I am a software developer (C/C++/Delphi, Unix/NT), who recently
> "discovered" Python's many uses.
> I am curious to find out how many of you use Python commercially
> in your jobs and how many use it for private use only?
> I am trying to determine if Python has any visibility in IT shops
> in this country, specifically Melbourne and how widespread its use
> is.
> Thanks for your feedback.
> Reinhold.
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