At its heart, Lintel is a Python shop, specialized in a wide variety of Pythonic tools for fast, efficient, clean, custom programming.
We use Django for custom web development, Twisted for network services on client / server products, PySide and PyQt for rich desktop applications, and a host of other Python-related technologies for just about every other need that comes up. Using Python, we’ve done everything from automated image-processing to creating printer-specific control codes.
Sample Python projects include:
- Numerous Dynamic Websites
- Telephony Servers
- Callcenter Clients
- Order Processing Applications
- Automated Report Emailers
- Web Scrapers
- PDF Generators
- Automated Barcode Printing
- Dynamic SVG Creation
- HTTP/REST-Based APIs
- and various other custom applications
Whatever your custom programming needs, Python is the answer, and Lintel has the know-how to get it done.
Python is an open source programming language that focuses on clarity and functionality. As a high-level, multi-paradigm language, Python works across platforms, including Windows, Linux / Unix, and Mac OS, among others. Python can be embedded as a scripting language to automate applications written in other languages. It’s also one of only four languages currently available for Google’s App Engine.
Some of Python’s many uses include web development, database access, desktop GUIs, scientific and math-intensive computing, and network programming. As a language, it’s well-suited for a wide variety of applications. Python has twice been named TIOBE Programming Language of the Year — in 2007 and 2010 — recognizing its utility, power, and rise in popularity. And frankly, we think Python was robbed the other years.
Just for Fun
Named in honor of British comedy troupe Monty Python, the versatile Python programming language has its fun side, often using Monty Python references for metasyntactic variables.
In February 2011, Lintel threw a big party for local pythonistas to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Python’s public release. The party featured a ton of food — including a three-tiered, Python-themed cake, and the obligatory spam and eggs — a live python, and plenty of good geek talk. We even invited Python’s creator, Guido van Russum. (He was unable to attend.)