[mod_python] mod_python Live examples

Adrian Holovaty modpython at holovaty.com
Sat Aug 14 01:58:07 EDT 2004

Miles K. Forrest wrote:
> Does anyone have a comprehensive list of websites running mod_python?
> Or even websites using Python?  I'm starting to lose faith that Python
> is a better development environment than other LAMP boxes (Perl and
> PHP).  I want to believe that Python can be a better development
> platform, but I can't find anyone out there who's actually *using*
> Python or mod_python for more than just simple dynamic websites.

I work for a newspaper Web site in Lawrence, Kansas, and we've been using 
mod_python almost exclusively for the past year or so for our many 
content-management needs. We absolutely love it; it'd take a *lot* for me and 
the other developer, Simon Willison, to change our development platform.

Here are just a few examples of our mod_python-powered sites:

(Has a bit of legacy mod_perl in it for the moment, on the www. subdomain, but 
the rest is mod_python. This is an award-winning local entertainment site. 
Check out the many cross-reference databases, from events to local bands to 
multimedia to drink specials.)

(Local-community weblogs, with registration/comment functionality.)

(Local TV-station's Web site.)

(TV station's weather site, combining locally-produced content and various 
public weather feeds.)

Our sites have a great reputation in the online news industry (despite our 
out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere location), and we're even in the beginning 
stages of packaging our mod_python-based CMS for use by other online media 

Python and mod_python, for us, have been flexible, quick to develop in, 
powerful, robust and secure. I'd encourage you to explore them deeply and 
fall in love.


Adrian Holovaty
Lead developer, World Online
www.ljworld.com | www.lawrence.com | www.kusports.com
Personal: www.holovaty.com

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