A .Net Developer's Initial Thoughts on the Django Framework

Python has been my ‘I need to learn this sometime soon’ language for the past two years. I’m not sure why. A few weeks ago, I started playing around with it to learn the basic syntax using code katas. That was fun. But while code katas help one figure out ways to solve common problems, many of them are really language agnostic, and one can’t really build something useful using knowledge gained only from code katas. This week, I had some spare time and decided to play around…

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Learning Python and Testing with Code Katas

For the past 4 years, and the four years of university, my main development languages have been the Microsoft languages, i.e. C# and Visual Basic, as well as Objective C recently. They’re very good languages. But for the longest time, I’ve always seen the need to learn new ‘kinds of’ languages. And for some reason, I’ve always had a fascination with Python. Now arguing over languages is like arguing over sport. Everyone seems to have a justified opinion. The cool ruby guys have their reasons why…

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