Building Python Based Web Application

John Henry john106henry at
Sat Sep 9 19:06:16 CEST 2006

Adam Jones wrote:
> John Henry wrote:
> > Hi folks.
> >
> > I am interested on this topic as well.
> >
> > If my application is not database related, what would be a good choice?
> >
> > I have clients that wish to use my Python applications but I am not
> > willing to give them the code.  So, I am thinking about setting it up
> > as a web based application and let them run it from their browser.   If
> > things go well, may be I can charge them for usage later.
> >
> > The application will involve getting a data file from the user, do some
> > processing, and return a result file to the user.   Very modest - to
> > start.
> For that kind of usage I don't know if any of the big name web
> frameworks would be worth the effort, especially if returning a result
> file entails making it available for download instead of handing it
> back in the form of an HTML page. At that point all you would really
> need is a controller to handle most of the details of working in HTTP
> and maybe a templating system to help out with the HTML.
> The only controller that is available independently that I can comment
> on usefully is Cherrypy. It works pretty well, can run its own web
> server if you like, and seems like it would be simple enough to use for
> what you are talking about.
> Without knowing more about your requirements that would be my
> suggestion. I am sure there are other people on this group with more
> experience here who could give more useful commentary.
> -Adam

Thanks, I am checking out CherryPie

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