Got back from PyWorks

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.

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  • http://mcjeff.blogspot.com Jeff McNeil

    I really wanted to attend but couldn't get the employer to foot the bill (and I live in Atlanta!). LDAP is wonderful. The Python libraries make it simple to manage. I actually keep everything from authentication and NSS data to virtual host specifics and Apache configurations in LDAP. I've put together a series of LDAP classes such that adding and managing nodes can be done via an ORM-like interface.

    I've thought about Open Sourcing those LDAP classes but simply haven't gotten around to it.

  • http://blog.tplus1.com Matt Wilson

    Hi Jeff,

    I'd be really interested to see how you handle stuff like apache
    configs. You should write an article or a blog about it!

    Matt

  • http://jonebird.com/ jonEbird

    It was a pleasure meeting you at PyWorks. Good luck with your startup and look me up when you're down in Columbus.

  • http://blog.tplus1.com Matt Wilson

    Hi Jon — same thing if you're in Cleveland.

    Matt

  • http://mcjeff.blogspot.com Jeff McNeil

    I really wanted to attend but couldn't get the employer to foot the bill (and I live in Atlanta!). LDAP is wonderful. The Python libraries make it simple to manage. I actually keep everything from authentication and NSS data to virtual host specifics and Apache configurations in LDAP. I've put together a series of LDAP classes such that adding and managing nodes can be done via an ORM-like interface.

    I've thought about Open Sourcing those LDAP classes but simply haven't gotten around to it.

  • http://blog.tplus1.com Matt Wilson

    Hi Jeff,

    I'd be really interested to see how you handle stuff like apache
    configs. You should write an article or a blog about it!

    Matt

  • http://jonebird.com/ jonEbird

    It was a pleasure meeting you at PyWorks. Good luck with your startup and look me up when you're down in Columbus.

  • http://blog.tplus1.com Matt Wilson

    Hi Jon — same thing if you're in Cleveland.

    Matt