Recommendation for Web Framework

Daniel Fetchinson fetchinson at
Mon Apr 14 00:43:43 EDT 2008

On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 12:18 AM, James West <jwwest at> wrote:

> Let me explain my situation a bit.
> I've been contracted to develop an ecommerce site. It's nothing too
> huge but requires a lot of custom development that's not typical for
> your run of the mill webstore. I've got about three weeks to get the
> project delivered and I've written quite a bit of code already.
> I'd like to find some sort of tool to generate some of the repetative
> bits like data management (think phpMyAdmin but for Python) so I don't
> have to write a stupid mangement script for every single module (users,
> customers, inventory, etc). I know there's tools out there that will do
> this for ASP code with a SQL server backend, but I haven't seen
> anything for Python outside of the web application frameworks.
> Ideally, I'd like something like Ruby on Rails that would provide
> scaffolding support so I can bootstrap the system, so to speak. I've
> looked at Django, but the client is only running Apache 1.x and Python
> 2.3. I've given Turbo Gears a try, but couldn't get SQLObject to run
> (threw an error that I didn't have time to struggle with). So basically
> I need something with low dependencies, easy to develop in, and
> releatively easy to deploy.
> Anyone have any recommendations? I really need something on which I can
> ramp up quickly to get this project out of the door fast. I'm also a
> framework newbie, so I know there's a learning curve.
> Any input is appreciated, thank you.
> - james
> --

Have you looked at  and/or ?

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