On Wed, 06 Sep 2006 21:27:51 +0200, sophana <sophana@...> wrote:
>Tim Roberts a ?crit :
>>There's nothing wrong with Webware, of course, but there are a LOT of
>>very competent Python web frameworks available today (in fact, I wrote
>>an essay on that in comp.lang.python last week), and Webware isn't the
>>top of my list any more.
>Could we have a pointer to your essay?
My comp.lang.python newsgroup posting from last week was in response to
someone who wanted to create their own, brand-new Python web framework,
and was asking for advice. My response was basically that, although I
understand the attraction of doing it yourself, the current plethora of
frameworks is actually hurting Python as a language. It would serve us
better to pick one or two of the good existing solutions, and
concentrate on making them "excellent". Here's a tinyurl link to the
Usenet posting on Google: http://tinyurl.com/lrlnv
I did, however, write a Wiki page several years ago giving my real-world
experiences with several of the then-popular solutions. It's at
>I did a tour of the numerous python web framworks available not so long
>ago. I choosed webware, because it is simple and powerful.
>Which one did you choose?
My current favorite is CherryPy with Cheetah. I like the compactness,
simplicity, and deployment ease of CherryPy, and I really like the
expressiveness of Cheetah (which, by the way, also integrates quite well
with Webware). However, ALL of this is so very personal that just
giving a recommendation is not particularly helpful. I, personally,
like the ability of doing a little bit of computation in my templates,
which draws me to Cheetah. Others find that thought horrifying, and
want a nearly pure separation of presentation from computation.
By the way, I don't want to seem to be detracting from Webware. I know
this is a Webware mailing list, and Webware has been very, very good to
me. I've just drifted away, so to speak.
Tim Roberts, timr@...
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