[sf-lug] Interesting Python projects

Kai Chang kai.salmon.chang at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 14:53:47 PDT 2011

C/Systems programmers should check out libevent, which provides a
lower-level interface for event-driven network programming with similar
advantages to Tornado:


There's also NodeJS, for javascript developers:


Erlang and Haskell are also both are capable of fast, highly concurrent
web/network services. Erlang is a language explicitly designed for such
tasks. Haskell has some web servers like Snap and Yesod/Warp to check out.

On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 2:04 PM, vincent polite
<vpolitewebsiteguy at yahoo.com>wrote:

> On "All Things Considered" the other day, they had a conversation between
> two "Intelligent" computers, I forget the day and segment. They were snarky
> and bitchy to each "other". They learned from humans quite well.
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Jeff Bragg <jackofnotrades at gmail.com>
> *To:* sf-lug <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
> *Sent:* Sun, September 4, 2011 1:39:36 PM
> *Subject:* [sf-lug] Interesting Python projects
> Some of the Python-oriented among you may appreciate the following links to
> projects (which I discussed briefly with Jim at today's meeting).
> GAIuS - General Artificial Intelligence using Software
> http://gaius-framework.sourceforge.net/
> A framework for developing intelligent agents.  Aside from being founded on
> what I consider to be a very good base (in terms of assumptions and
> approach, e.g. use of model-free methods), it abstracts away the need for
> the developer to even understand what it's doing under the covers.  The idea
> is that a developer only needs to understand the domain in which they are
> working well enough to model it within the framework's api/context (which is
> basically understanding the range of inputs and desired outputs), not how
> artificial intelligence or machine learning work.
> Tornado web server
> http://www.tornadoweb.org/
> http://blog.perplexedlabs.com/2010/07/01/pythons-tornado-has-swept-me-off-my-feet/
> Employs a rather unique single-threaded model that is reputed to be really,
> really fast.  Looks pretty simple to use.  I haven't used it yet, but heard
> about it from someone who has used it in a production context, and had only
> good things to say for it (and the person in the second link seems pretty
> enthused as well).
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