Among other merits, Python is an ideal language for writing server-side scripts, allowing you to integrate interactive behavior with HTML. Persisting dynamic content to an underlying database is fairly straightforward. By installing an appropriate Python DB module, you get the ability to interact with the database of choice from within Python code, moving your application data in and out of the underlying persistent store.
This article will walk you through the process of building a simple Python application that interacts with a MySQL database. In a nutshell, the application picks up some live data from a web site and then persists it to an underlying MySQL database.