[Grok-dev] Day #1 of the Grok Sprint

Sebastian Ware sebastian at urbantalk.se
Tue Mar 18 10:13:53 EDT 2008

18 mar 2008 kl. 14.49 skrev Brandon Craig Rhodes:

> Django is definitely the PyCon web framework of choice, and from what
> I have seen is holding the largest sprint at the entire convention;
> they seem to have around forty people participating.  Turbogears lags
> behind them, with a contingent of maybe between two and three dozen -
> large enough, though, that they had to move from their assigned one
> into a larger one.  We Zope/Grok folks, on the other hand, reached a
> peak participation level of five people.  If I were new to Python and
> deciding on a web framework here at PyCon, it certainly wouldn't
> appear as though Zope were worth my time.

I don't think we should have an inferiority complex when it comes to  
adoption. Developers will come our way when they are ready, all we  
have to do is make sure we are prepared to take care of them when they  

The curious will no doubt wonder what makes five smart people gather  
around a framework that most python developers never have heard of. To  
me choosing to learn Grok was a step very similar to when I back in  
1999 choose to purchase a Powerbook on the promise of Macosx. Not so  
much for what it was, but for what it was destined to be... :)

Mvh Sebastian

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