Playing with Python

As part of the Events team at Hacker Dojo (where I’m more or less happily spending most weekdays now), I’m helping to write a new events application. Jeff Lindsay started the app before any of the rest of us got involved and he chose to write in Python for deployment on Google App Engine.

Never having worked with Python before (eww, indentation denotes code sections) has been a bit of a challenge. But the app is straightforward in functionality and I can often copy Jeff’s original code as a starting point. Also there are a bunch of Python devs here at the Dojo who I’ve bugged for help.

Can’t say as I’m inspired to jump ship from Ruby on Rails, at least not yet, but learning a new language appeals to me.