The wonderful world of Web 2.0 is evident everywhere in our daily digital lives. Web development technologies like JavaScript, Ajax, Flash and Flex are dramatically improving web application design and have catapulted database. What does this mean for software developers? As the web becomes increasingly central to business success, demand for quality, high functioning web applications is skyrocketing. But big development challenges go hand-in-hand with these growing expectations. Not only do today's web applications need to scale for thousands or even millions of users, they must flawlessly execute critical business functions, perform faster on an ever-growing number of browsers, integrate seamlessly with other technologies, and comply with various standards. In this paper, we present the Python programming language as a solution for efficiently building web-based applications and as a strategy for avoiding development debacles that routinely hamper web projects.

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