November 09, 2005


I can't believe that we are mostly done. The paypal integration was a bit of a headache as the IPN interface isn't that well documented and there are limited examples in python - our programming language of choice. Luckily the api is fairly straight forward and it was easy to translate java into python. We used python 2.4 with the mysqldb library. I wanted to use SQLObject to wrap the database queries with a nice ORM wrapper - but it wasn't worth it. I looked at using Ruby on Rails, Django Subwayand TurboGears. In truth for a quick website which you have to do a bunch of modifications and you want to host at a standard host you may be better off with php and/or standard mod_python.

I'm not sure what to expect with this site. A work of art like this Monet?

I think not. But the output really should be quite interesting.

Posted by Anthony at November 9, 2005 10:11 PM