[Chicago] Web Frameworks?

isaac nerkles at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 16:52:07 CEST 2007


This addresses one part of your concerns...

Have you seen Elixir?  http://elixir.ematia.de/

The current release is already fantastic for most projects, and they
have more amazing stuff coming in 0.4.

It's not a full web framework, but it can replace SQLObject or other
ORMs. It actually sits on top of SQLAlchemy and just gives you a much
simpler syntax to create models.

A simple example model:

class Person(Entity):
    has_field('name', Unicode(255))

    has_many('addresses', of_kind='Address')

class Address(Entity):
    has_field('email', String(128))

    belongs_to('person', of_kind='Person')

Anyway, it's worth a look.

I'd also urge you to teach Genshi over Kid, its performance is better
and it's much easier to debug your templates (you usually get a
sensible traceback like "mismatched tag", whereas you almost never get
a useful clue from Kid).


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