Long ago, I worked at a company named Echobridge. The lead engineer was a guy named Noel Rappin. He was a Squeak fan. I set about trying to convert him to Python. Years later, I picked up a copy of Jython Essentials . He was the co-author. Recently, I started talking with a guy name Ben Bangert. He had the idea of tying together Paste and Myghty into a new framework similar to TurboGears , but more devoted to pluggable micro applications. I donated some code, but mostly said, "No thanks, I'm far too busy with Aquarium ." His framework, Pylons , has taken off like a shot and is far more popular than Aquarium. When I went to PyCon, I sat next to these two guys at a WSGI get together. One of them had an English accent. I remember he said, "We had a look at the other Python Web application frameworks, but didn't find them suitable for our needs, so we wrote our own." I just thought to myself, "Yeah, welcome to the club buddy!" Months
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