Alex Dawson

Alex is a freelance web developer who has by now built a dozen of web applications using the Python and Django combo. He has written several articles on this and other subjects related to e-commerce and web hosting, which can be found on his EzineArticles author profile.

Getting Started With Python

March 12th, 2012 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
Getting Started With Python

Python is a high-level programming language that is highly readable and allows the programmer to use English-like words to write their programs. This interpreted language is powerful but easy to learn and can be used to write a multitude of different programs from simple text programs to games. If you are new to programming, Python is a great language for beginners and this tutorial will help you get started writing Python programs. For those of you just getting started with Python, you will need to set up your environment. Python is an open-source language available under the GUN… View full post »

Python/Django Web Development: Why I Love It

February 17th, 2011 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment 4 comments
Python/Django Web Development: Why I Love It

I’ve been developing web sites for 15 years. In that time, I’ve used a lot of technologies and a lot of frameworks. Some of them I’ve loved and well, some of them I’ve loved to hate. While I enjoy PHP and am particularly fond of the CakePHP framework, my favorite platform for web development is the Python based Django framework. One of the reasons I love Django so much is that it is a Python framework. Python is one of those languages that people seem to be either passionate about or indifferent. Personally, I discovered Python… View full post »

Python Tips & Tricks of the Trade

March 1st, 2010 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
Python Tips & Tricks of the Trade

Python is a very useful and robust scripting language which has been gaining in popularity lately. Some find it similar to Ruby and others compare it to Java. Python shares some elements of both languages as well as some constructs of C/C++. While new Python programmers are using the language they often build Python code that mimics other languages they’ve used before. However, there is a “Pythonic” way of doing a number of tasks in Python. These Python tips and tricks will help you write code that is not only more “Pythonic” but easier to… View full post »