[Baypiggies] Fwd: Reminder - Tonight: SF Python meet-up featuring Dev Tools for Django and Web2Py

Venkatraman S venkat83 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 18:02:12 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 9:07 PM, Grace Law <grace at lolapps.com> wrote:

> For a typical web app my experience is the bottle neck is the database and
> independent on the framework.

Hmm. Not exactly true; i can think of the following places which can cause
potential impact in addition to a bad database design(i.e, schema design,
lack of indexes etc):
# template rendering (for eg. django templates are far slower than that of
# ORM - now here there are 2 cases, either the ORM can create cranky queries
or the process of mapping can take one hell of a time. (DDT is an awsum app
when developing using django, it helps you diagnose the sql query

(the above 2 do not consider the actual application logic that is written in

There is an interesting thread going on in django-users wherein some are
trying to create a 'single' binary out of django to speeden up and reduce
the hassle of deploying. There was a mention of using pypy instead of
cpython too.

I will try to do a simple benchmark between the two(django vs web2py)
sometime this weekend and share with the group.

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