Nicholas Petreley writes a weekly Open Source column for InfoWorld. I
always find his articles interesting, well-informed and good-natured.
It will be interesting to see if his article helps Webware to become
THIS WEEK I finally make good on my promise to take a closer look at
Python for building Web applications.
At the other extreme [[from the simplest, lowest-level means of
plugging Python into Apache using Webware - RD]], the WebKit portion
of Webware for Python really carries Python into the big leagues for
Web application development. WebKit includes a multithreaded
application server that runs alongside Apache. The WebKit server
serves up the Python applications more intelligently than mod_python
alone or the mod_python publisher. In fact, although WebKit can use
mod_python as its default Python extension to Apache, WebKit comes
with its own Apache module in case you don't want or need mod_python.
If you are serious about using Python to develop for the Web, I
strongly recommend that you look at WebKit and the sample
applications. The samples aren't pretty, but they demonstrate the
power of Python's object-oriented nature when it comes to building the
framework for a Web application and then extending it as needed.
Robert Davis - mailto:robertd@...
New Information Paradigms Ltd - http://www.nipltd.com