John Montgomery
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Introduction to Python web-programming: CGI [ID:217]
a series of video-tutorials by John Montgomery
CGI (Common Gateway Interface) is one of the simplest ways to start writing dynamic web applications. It is viewed as quite an "old" way to write web applications, but it does not require the understanding of too many different technologies. It's therefore perfect for writing small one-shot web scripts that are essentially web front-ends to shell scripts.
Despite being an "old" technology CGI is still relevant - as can be seen by it's adoption within Google's App Engine.
This series starts of with a couple of videos introducing CGI and Python's CGI module. Later episodes will show the building of a more complex application (a wiki). The later episodes will be published in April/May 2008.