favorite python web development tool?
paul at boddie.org.uk
Thu Aug 19 11:23:17 CEST 2004
mike <ng01.spamguard at icewater.org> wrote in message news:<10i4nttktcvltdd at corp.supernews.com>...
> hi all -
> i'm fairly new to python, coming from a java servlet / velocity template
> background. i'm looking for a good python web development tool, and
> hope to find some suggestions here.
Well, <insert screaming advocacy here>. Alternatively, you could take
a look at the WebProgramming section  of the PythonInfo Wiki .
And if other respondents contributed their opinions to that resource,
we wouldn't necessarily have the situation where people regard that
resource as confusing whilst giving a parade of the frameworks every
time someone asks how to do CGI with Python.
> given my background, webware+cheetah feels comfortingly familiar, and
> i'm leaning toward it. before i dive in, though, i'm wondering what you
> experienced users think about it, compared to the other tools that are
> out there. eg, does the python environment have strengths that are
> better exploited with something other than a servlet-like model?
I've heard that Webware plus Cheetah is a fairly equivalent
combination to Java Servlet API plus Velocity, at least in style. I
think it's widely accepted that if you're doing content management,
you might be better served with something like Zope or a derivative
such as Plone.
If you look at the OriginalWebProgrammingClassification  on the
Wiki, you'll get a better impression of what is available, in my
opinion. That classification, combined with the
PresentationTechnologies  page (now mysteriously delinked in some
"tidying up" activity), is more concise and doesn't try and blind you
with pseudo-science in the way that the main classification does:
"Variable Insertion-Replacement Templating Applications
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