[python-advocacy] Proposal for Monthly podcast series

Tennessee Leeuwenburg tleeuwenburg at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 03:07:42 CEST 2007

Hi Michael,

I would add Webware to the list, as it is rather different from the others.

Such a comparison would be great. I know of a comparison between Rails and

If people could email links to any other comparisons that they know of,
these could be assembled into a useful resource. I believe I have seen some
lists of comparisons on the web before, but maybe if people know of new
ones, that would be useful.


On 6/18/07, Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
> Tennessee Leeuwenburg wrote:
> > I would like to propose something, but it will require more work than
> > I can do by myself. However, I don't think it's onerous.
> >
> > There are now a number of articles comparing Python web frameworks,
> > and comparing Python against the web frameworks in other apps.
> >
> > A website, should be created with a snappy name. (Suggestions:
> > PythonVsWeb, PythonFrameworks). This website should contain: links to
> > all known comparison articles; two recommended frameworks; a list of
> > email addresses where interested parties can reach real people to talk
> > to about choosing a framework; a list of websites which actually use
> > these frameworks; and links to success stories.
> The 'real problem'(tm) is that when attempting to start a project it is
> really hard to evaluate the options.
> What would be useful IMO is a summary of a few (I don't think two is
> enough) of the most popular frameworks and what the main differences are.
> My recommendations for projects to mention (shorter list is better - but
> these are sufficiently different):
> * CGI
> * Zope
> * Django
> * Turbogears
> * Pylons
> * web.py
> If people could match up their requirement to a specific framework more
> easily then the 'too many choices' problem would be reduced.
> Michael Foord
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