Tag Archives: webapp

Why we need Python in the Browser

In his Pycon 2012 keynote speech on Sunday, Guido van Rossum covered many of the open “Troll” questions related to the Python community. I’ve had occasion to either complain about or defend all of the topics he covered, and he did a wonderful job of addressing them. The issues could largely be divided into two… Read More »

HTML Form validation

I’ve been experimenting with pylons oven the past week. It’s a nice framework, but the recommended html form validation engine, formencode sucks. I researched alternative form engines, and looked at the form engine I’m most familiar with, in Django with new eyes. It is also a pain to work with. I just never noticed it… Read More »

Web Applications in Python 3

Everyone knows that there aren’t any decent web stacks in Python 3, right? Nobody seems interested in porting Django or Turbogears or Pylons or Plone or Zope to the new, improved much more fun to write language. Almost true. There are a few less popular frameworks for Python 3, including my own half-finished psyclone: http://archlinux.me/dusty/2010/01/17/python-3-web-framework/… Read More »

Offline Enabled Webapps And Open Source

I’m currently working on a rather simple Todo list application intended to meet the requirements I outlined earlier. I’m developing this as an offline-enabled webapp and while I haven’t gotten very far (don’t try it, it barely satisfies the most elemental requirements), I have some interesting observations to make: First, the app is currently 100%… Read More »

Offline-Enabled Web Apps: The Future

I was reluctant to join the world of web development. I started in high school with a few sites and realized several things: Javascript sucks, Internet Explorer sucks; therefore web development sucks. Fast-forward through a couple academic degrees. Job hunting with one requirement: Python. Python jobs all require Django. So I learned Django, assuming, incorrectly,… Read More »