Perl, Ruby Python: use the language that suits your character. However, one of the things that differentiate python from the rest is its philosophy, which is: there should be one– and preferably only one –obvious way to do it (where it is a problem). This philosophy gives python some interesting advantages over other similar languages. That will be explained later on. [...]
Lately I’ve been busy with putting together a python module which allows me to create man-in-the-middle (MITM) HTTP Proxies with a programmer-friendly extension interface and support for SSL. This kind of proxies can be used for many things ranging from creating your own tampering proxies to hijacking network traffic via a transparent proxy connection.
I am quite pleased with the end result! [...]