[Web-SIG] [ANNOUNCE] SnakeSkin: Python Application Toolkit
gabriel.cooper at mediapulse.com
Thu Sep 9 22:41:15 CEST 2004
We are proud to announce the release of SnakeSkin, a python application
toolkit released under an Open Source BSD-Style license, newly available
In SnakeSkin, developers can customize the framework to the application,
unlike in traditional frameworks, such as PHP. For example, adding
custom tags to the templating system is quick and easy. The goal of the
project is to have a framework that scales down as well as up--a
"Zope-lite" framework. SnakeSkin can scale down to be useful in a simple
form-to-email or just to apply a clean-cut design skin. The toolkit can
just as easily scale up to handle complex content managment systems, B2B
extranets, and full-fledged e-commerce engines. We do it all the time.
SnakeSkin, based upon the existing Albatross project maintained by
Object Craft, runs under several webservers, including CGI based,
Apache, FastCGI, and its own included webserver (used mainly for
SnakeSkin has several built in capabilities:
* Dynamic Macro Features (think server-side includes on steroids)
* SQL support in both the application and the template
* Support for Apach 2.0 Filters
... and includes Albatross features ...
* Clean separation of logic and design
* A simple-yet-robust templating system that is Web Designer-friendly
(Plays nice with Dreamweaver)
* Secure Session Management in hidden fields, server-side data-stores,
or through a session server
We are ready to consider the current version, 0.9, as a canadiate for
1.0 release. Anyone that has feedback on the current design and/or finds
bugs, please send information in though the mailling list (
http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/snakeskin-tools-discuss ) or
file a bug report on sourceforge.net.
The SnakeSkin team.
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