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Python REST servers
I didn't know one could (I'm presuming you compile to a 'native' binary ?) - might make an interesting article - Ive done MicroServices in C#, Ruby, Kotlin, now working on Go(Lang), and worked on QA/Testing a Trade Risk App in Gherkin/Cucumber/Ruby and Gauge/Java, and that's only in the last handfuls of years
I didn't know one could (I'm presuming you compile to a 'native' binary ?)
Well, Python is really just an interpreted language for native C/C++ calls.
That said, there are some excellent REST libraries out there. I wouldn't write a server in Python (or any interpreted language for that matter) that requires handling a lot of calls (what "a lot" means, I've never bothered to explore), but it's great for small stuff.
I guess that comes down to 'using the correct tool/hammer for the job' - it may well be that if you know Python and don't have an emphasis on (dare I say 'speed'/latency etc) that it'll do the job, and that's ok
Yesterday the Florida governor said he will allow restaurants in most of Florida to open next week, provided they meet certain social distancing requirements. Well, this morning I had a grocery run, and I noticed that most restaurants were not going to wait till next week. They were open!
So this evening I went to our favorite Indian restaurant to order some curry dishes. Yummy! You weren't allowed into the place. They had a table outside, complete with a credit card terminal, where you placed your take out order. I felt bad when placing the order, because the owner was so grateful for my little order. It was humbling and I wished I could do more for him, so I left him a very good tip.
Yup. It's not the summer that concerns me, but the subsequent winter when the piper demands to be paid, that concerns me! Any idiot can create a false veneer of wealth on borrowed money ... for a while.