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Is Python well suited for database applications?

Mark Davitt

Joined: Jun 17, 2011
Posts: 2

I am a developer who works primarily with database applications in the Microsoft Visual FoxPro environment. As you may know, Microsoft is planning to discontinue support for FoxPro in the coming years. I have heard Python mentioned as a possible suitable replacement. Visual FoxPro offers a fairly high level OOP environment, and obviously it has integrated database support. What are your thoughts on the possibility of migrating from this type of development environment to Python?

Thank you,

Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 9190

Are you uncomfortable leaving the VFP GUI? If so, you may be better off moving to VB or C# and the Visual Studio environment. There are some Python IDE's available, but I haven't used them so I can't compare them with VFP.
Python is a general-purpose programming language, as opposed to VFP, which is tightly integrated with database access, so the database functionality will seem less obvious.

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