[GLLUG] PHP vs Python
rexykik at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 19:52:20 EST 2007
Not to discount your opinion, but I don't think authentication or
input validation is petty at all. Both key points where you can get
owned. I don't know much about the program, so if it does its thing
well, great, but it is always worth double checking.
On Nov 8, 2007 2:54 PM, Adam Jensen <jensena8 at msu.edu> wrote:
> Patrick Hawkins wrote:
> > If you do decide to go with a python web framework, I suggest looking
> > into both Pylons and web.py.
> I recommend looking at Django as well. These frameworks do an excellent
> job (IMO) of relieving you of the petty, error-prone stuff that goes
> with any web app, such as authentication, input validation, ORM
> (database mapping layer), session management, and so on. This is a huge
> win, especially as your application scales up in size and complexity.
> Before switching to Python+Django, I worked for several years with PHP
> and unfortunately was never able to find a decent framework whose "work
> flow" matched my own. It was in part a language issue -- PHP has some
> ugly design warts -- but much of it was the design philosophies of the
> YMMV, but I would choose Python over PHP for any non-trivial web app.
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