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Python's use in RAD

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Hi,

I am currenly a second year university student and was wondering if you
could help me ut. As part of a project i have decided to write about python,
i am not having very much luck with regards to finding infrmation on pythons
use in Rapid Application Development, and was wondering of you could
highlight some of the features that make it suitable for RAD. Like the use
of dinamic binding.

Your healp would be appreciated.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Ross
Jul 19 '05 #1
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"Ross Cowie" <ro********@hotmail.com> writes:
Hi,

I am currenly a second year university student and was wondering if
you could help me ut. As part of a project i have decided to write
about python, i am not having very much luck with regards to finding
infrmation on pythons use in Rapid Application Development, and was
wondering of you could highlight some of the features that make it
suitable for RAD. Like the use of dinamic binding.

Your healp would be appreciated.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Ross


Generally we don't do homework here. But we can give you pointers.

1. Searching google for "python RAD" shows 148,000 hits, and at least
the first few pages look relevant. Did you check?

2. "RAD" means different things to different people. Do you mean:
a) Agile/Extreme Programming (2 or more people working together)
b) Test-driven
c) GUI builder
d) Rapid edit-run cycle
e) Lots of libraries so your work is just hooking together existing tools
f) Dynamic, code-generated-on-the-fly, or other meta programming
g) Project management experience in life cycle flow times and labor costs

You need to understand your assignment in these terms, then you can
investigate Python.

3. As a practical matter, Python does "a"-"g" quite well. Originally
this was because of the rich-yet-clean syntax and batteries-included
libraries. These days those factors still count, but they are
enhanced by large numbers of "other" libraries and tools which have
Python bindings.

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ha************@boeing.com
6-6M21 BCA CompArch Design Engineering
Phone: (425) 294-4718
Jul 19 '05 #2

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Ross Cowie wrote:
Hi,

I am currenly a second year university student and was wondering if you
could help me ut. As part of a project i have decided to write about
python, i am not having very much luck with regards to finding
infrmation on pythons use in Rapid Application Development, and was
wondering of you could highlight some of the features that make it
suitable for RAD. Like the use of dinamic binding.

Your healp would be appreciated.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Ross

I got plenty of info in < 1 min using Google and the query "python rad".
Does your university not have access to Google?

http://www.ukuug.org/events/linux200...nome-Talk.html
http://www.iol.ie/~padraiga/talks/pygtk/
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7421
http://pythonnotes.blogspot.com/2005...-web-apps.html
http://www.pythonology.com/success&story=philips
http://librenix.com/?inode=3701
http://linuxgazette.net/issue78/krishnakumar.html
http://www.pycs.net/lateral/stories/16.html
http://dot.kde.org/1073680602/
etc...etc...etc...
Jul 19 '05 #3

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Active State's Komodo IDE is very nice for python development. It
includes integration with pdb (python's debugger). The pro edition
also has a GUI designer, however I've never used it. The personal
version for non commercial use can be had for $30 (and there's also a
30 day trial). They have windows, linux, and solaris versions.

Ross Cowie wrote:
Hi,

I am currenly a second year university student and was wondering if you could help me ut. As part of a project i have decided to write about python, i am not having very much luck with regards to finding infrmation on pythons use in Rapid Application Development, and was wondering of you could
highlight some of the features that make it suitable for RAD. Like the use of dinamic binding.

Your healp would be appreciated.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Ross


Jul 19 '05 #4

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Ross Cowie napisał(a):
I am currenly a second year university student and was wondering if you
could help me ut. As part of a project i have decided to write about
python, i am not having very much luck with regards to finding
infrmation on pythons use in Rapid Application Development, and was
wondering of you could highlight some of the features that make it
suitable for RAD. Like the use of dinamic binding.


I develop applications in python on AS/400 really fast -- that is,
rapidly ("five to eight" times faster comparing to Java, even more when
comparing to RPG). Dynamic & strong typing, comprehensive standard
library and clean syntax makes Python ideal for RAD event on such
obscure platforms as i5 (formerly known as iSeries, formerly known as
AS/400).

For me, at least.

--
Jarek Zgoda
http://jpa.berlios.de/ | http://www.zgodowie.org/
Jul 19 '05 #5

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br**********@gmail.com wrote:
Active State's Komodo IDE is very nice for python development. It
includes integration with pdb (python's debugger). The pro edition
also has a GUI designer, however I've never used it. The personal
version for non commercial use can be had for $30 (and there's also a
30 day trial). They have windows, linux, and solaris versions.

Ross Cowie wrote:
Hi,

I am currenly a second year university student and was wondering if you
could help me ut. As part of a project i have decided to write about python,
i am not having very much luck with regards to finding infrmation
on pythons
use in Rapid Application Development, and was wondering of you

could highlight some of the features that make it suitable for RAD. Like

the use
of dinamic binding.

Your healp would be appreciated.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Ross


I don't think he is asking for tools that he could use for creating GUI
apps. Instead he is asking for the features of Python that would make
it easier to build RAD tools to put in his homework.

Jul 19 '05 #7

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