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Chapter 7. Web Development: Putting it all together

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Sooner or later, you’ll want to share your app with lots of people. You have many options for doing this. Pop your code on PyPI, send out lots of emails, put your code on a CD or USB, or simply install your app manually on the computers of those people who need it. Sounds like a lot of work...not to mention boring. Also, what happens when you produce the next best version of your code? What happens then? How do you manage the update? Let’s face it: it’s such a pain that you’ll think up really creative excuses not to. Luckily, you don’t have to do any of this: just create a webapp instead. And, as this chapter demonstrates, using Python for web development is a breeze.

It’s good to share

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You’re a victim of your own success

The new requests come flooding in right after Coach Kelly starts showing off your latest program. It appears that everyone wants access to the coach’s data!

The thing is: what’s the “best way” to do this?

You can put your program on the Web

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A “webapp” is what you want

If you develop your program as a Web-based application (or ...

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