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YouTube written in Python

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In a thread on the PyDev list, Guido van Rossum today wrote:
And I just found out (after everyone else probably :-) that YouTube is
almost entirely written in Python. (And now I can rub shoulders with
the developers since they're all Googlers now... :-)
In reply, Simon Brunning noted:
That'll put to bed any "Does Python scale" discussions.

Dec 13 '06 #1
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Really?
It's awful!
Terry Reedy wrote:
In a thread on the PyDev list, Guido van Rossum today wrote:
And I just found out (after everyone else probably :-) that YouTube is
almost entirely written in Python. (And now I can rub shoulders with
the developers since they're all Googlers now... :-)

In reply, Simon Brunning noted:
That'll put to bed any "Does Python scale" discussions.
Dec 13 '06 #2

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Terry Reedy wrote:
In a thread on the PyDev list, Guido van Rossum today wrote:
>And I just found out (after everyone else probably :-) that YouTube is
almost entirely written in Python. (And now I can rub shoulders with
the developers since they're all Googlers now... :-)
Interesting. I wonder what they're using for a Web framework? Of course,
sites that size generally use lots of custom stuff, but it would
presumably be based on something.
Dec 13 '06 #3

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Really?
It's awful!
Awesome?
Terry Reedy wrote:
>In a thread on the PyDev list, Guido van Rossum today wrote:
And I just found out (after everyone else probably :-) that YouTube is
almost entirely written in Python. (And now I can rub shoulders with
the developers since they're all Googlers now... :-)

In reply, Simon Brunning noted:
That'll put to bed any "Does Python scale" discussions.

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Dec 13 '06 #4

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On 12/13/06, Terry Reedy <tj*****@udel.eduwrote:
<co*******@gmail.comwrote:
Really?
It's awful!

Awesome?
Well, it's got some pretty awful clips on it, but I don't think you
can blame that on the technology. ;-)

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Simon B
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Dec 13 '06 #5

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Leif K-Brooks wrote:
Terry Reedy wrote:
In a thread on the PyDev list, Guido van Rossum today wrote:
And I just found out (after everyone else probably :-) that YouTube is
almost entirely written in Python. (And now I can rub shoulders with
the developers since they're all Googlers now... :-)

Interesting. I wonder what they're using for a Web framework? Of course,
sites that size generally use lots of custom stuff, but it would
presumably be based on something.


awesome.Could you give the link where guido told this
-Chandru

Dec 13 '06 #6

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Leif K-Brooks wrote:
Terry Reedy wrote:
In a thread on the PyDev list, Guido van Rossum today wrote:
And I just found out (after everyone else probably :-) that YouTube is
almost entirely written in Python. (And now I can rub shoulders with
the developers since they're all Googlers now... :-)

Interesting. I wonder what they're using for a Web framework? Of course,
sites that size generally use lots of custom stuff, but it would
presumably be based on something.
awesome.Could you give the link where guido told this
-Chandru

Dec 13 '06 #7

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Lad

Speaking of YouTube, does anyone know how they uploads big files(
100MB)
I need to solve that problem ( in Python of course) and YouTube is a
good sample of that.
Lad.

Dec 13 '06 #8

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ch********************@gmail.com wrote:
awesome.Could you give the link where guido told this
you need to work on your google skills:

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/070323.html

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Dec 13 '06 #9

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<ch********************@gmail.comwrote in message
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>Terry Reedy wrote:
In a thread on the PyDev list, Guido van Rossum today wrote:
And I just found out (after everyone else probably :-) that YouTube
is
almost entirely written in Python. (And now I can rub shoulders with
the developers since they're all Googlers now... :-)
awesome.Could you give the link where guido told this
No, I read the list via gmane.comp.python.devel. Search the archives at
Python.org if you want, but I quoted all he wrote and will probably copy
over any significant new info should any be posted. Exact details are
probably considered trade secrets by YouTube.

Terry Jan Reedy

Dec 13 '06 #10

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Terry Reedy wrote:
In a thread on the PyDev list, Guido van Rossum today wrote:
>>And I just found out (after everyone else probably :-) that YouTube is
almost entirely written in Python. (And now I can rub shoulders with
the developers since they're all Googlers now... :-)
Nice quote re youtube on Python.org

http://www.python.org/about/quotes/

Will McGugan
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Dec 14 '06 #11

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Terry Reedy wrote:
In a thread on the PyDev list, Guido van Rossum today wrote:
>>And I just found out (after everyone else probably :-) that YouTube is
almost entirely written in Python.
Probably just the web page maintenance system is in Python.
I doubt that actual video passes through Python at any point.
Transcoding in Python would take forever.

John Nagle
Dec 14 '06 #12

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"John Nagle" <na***@animats.comwrote in message
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>(Guido) YouTube is almost entirely written in Python.
Probably just the web page maintenance system is in Python.
I am sure that that is pretty much all he meant.
I doubt that actual video passes through Python at any point.
Transcoding in Python would take forever.
I would expect that the video files are stored in a ready-to-send format.
And that they wrote or perhaps adapted a pre-written compilable video
library.
Ditto for the backend database. And CPython makes it relatively easy to
call such add-ons.

tjr

Dec 14 '06 #13

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