[Chicago] help from Django and Pylons developers

John Melesky list at phaedrusdeinus.org
Mon Apr 28 21:00:13 CEST 2008

On Apr 28, 2008, at 11:39 AM, Massimo Di Pierro wrote:
> I am writing a comparison between web2py and other frameworks. Here  
> is a draft:
> http://mdp.cti.depaul.edu/examples/static/web2py_vs_others.pdf

Your inclusion of PHP is problematic: it's difficult to call it a  
framework, as it's really a language. And it's not implemented in Perl  
(nor has it, to my knowledge, ever been).

If you want a Perl framework, Catalyst is the current most popular  
one. The author of the book on Catalyst lives in Chicago and attends  
Chicago.pm meetings, if you want to contact him for details.

Re: "zero-install", as someone else mentioned, Rails is included in  
the most recent OSX. However, there's also Locomotive, which is a  
Rails/server/db bundle for OSX. But the whole thing is a bit  
disingenuous: any of the Python web frameworks can be packaged on a  
USB drive fairly easily. It's a bit like the "bytecode" issue. If you  
want to point out that web2py has a nice tool to bc-compile, or to  
bundle on a thumb drive, cool. Saying that you can't do it with the  
other frameworks is a very different truth level.

I'm not sure what you mean by "Web Helpers".


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