Python: Beyond Just Web Apps
By Omed Habib
Python has long been a go-to language for developers creating cutting-edge
web applications. However, Python’s advantages of power, versatility,
flexibility and ease of programming have made it a favorite language in a
multitude of applications, industries, and niches.
Examples of Python being used outside the world of Web apps include:
The development of an ERP/CRM named ERP5, developed by Nexedi for use in
government agencies, the apparel industry, and other warehouse-based
A self-contained marine navigation light from Carmanah Technologies. This is
a good example of how Python is helping to power the move away from dedicated
computers to the new era of the Internet of Things.
Substantial portions of the semiconductor facility at the Phillips
manufacturing plant in Fishkill, New York are run on Python.
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider,
will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take
place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP
software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to
automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing,
specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Partner, VAI is
the 2012 IBM Beacon Award Winner for Outstanding Solutions for Midsize
Computer Associates has sacked the head of its worldwide sales operation, EVP
Stephen Richards, the latest executive claimed by the investigation of the
revenue-inflating scandal that has gripped the company for several years now
and stripped CEO and chairman Sanjay Kumar of his titles last week.
CA said Richards, believed to be the nameless "Executive 2" that the SEC
identified in the indictment for conspiracy to commit securities fraud and
conspiracy to obstruct justice brought against CA's former VP of finance
David Kaplan, resigned.
The scandal has so far cost at least 16 seni... (more)
Open source has been a great success for infrastructure software such as
Linux, Apache and MySQL. Here at Software Advice, we've made use of all
three. We've also made extensive use of open source development libraries
like jQuery. For apps, however, we have either rolled our own or deployed
commercial Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings.
We're not alone in that decision. Open-source applications have failed to
gain mainstream acceptance. Despite passionate communities and a compelling
value proposition, businesses just aren't buying open-source enterprise
applications. The l... (more)
In today's economy everyone is trying to do more with less. Economic
indicators tell us that manufacturing is beginning to pick up, but we've
heard that before. Business analysts are predicting an upturn in overall
business in the coming months. Unemployment rates are lower than they've been
in years. That's all good news, but none of us are ready to return to the
days of unmonitored spending or extravagant hiring practices.
For many businesses, the largest asset after personnel is inventory. For many
of those same businesses, potentially their largest expense after payroll is
By Salil Deshpande
At the end of 2013, Salil Deshpande, Managing Director with Bain Capital
Ventures and member of the Aria Systems board, popularly made a
few predictions in the cloud and virtualization industries for 2014. Among
Salil’s predictions were the notions that moving apps to the cloud includes
moving your ancillary problems to the cloud and that apps will need to manage
their data in memory rather writing them to a disk.
So how did Salil fare with his predictions? He recently took a look back with
some interesting results. His full article, which first appeared on VM ... (more)