PyWorks was a lot of fun.
Mark Ramm did a talk about WSGI where in one slide he showed how to build up something akin to the full Pylons stack by just applying lots of WSGI middlewares. That really inspired me. Sure, frameworks are great, but I think I’m going to try to going to the opposite extreme for a while — building up from components, rather than using somebody else’s aggregation of components.
Based on a few hallway conversations, It turns out I’m not the only one using version control as a way to deploy code in production. My production box runs a git clone of my production branch.
jonEbird did a talk on using LDAP with Python. It was the first time I had realized that LDAP can do more than user authentication.
I liked Mike Naberezny’s talk on routes also. Good introduction. It reaffirmed my idea that it’s not going to be all that difficult to string a bunch of stuff together for my next web app.
Chris Perkins showed some neat TDD / agile programming techniques possible and made SQLAlchemy seem much friendlier than when I looked at it last year.