Are Django/Turbogears too specific?

Patrick Mullen saluk64007 at
Sun Dec 21 21:00:04 CET 2008

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 11:41 AM, Gilles Ganault <nospam at> wrote:
> Hi
> I'd like to rewrite a Web 2.0 PHP application in Python with AJAX, and
> it seems like Django and Turbogears are the frameworks that have the
> most momentum.
> I'd like to use this opportunity to lower the load on servers, as the
> PHP application wasn't built to fit the number of users hammering the
> servers now.
> I'm concerned, though, that these frameworks they may be too specific
> to the tasks they were originally developped for (news articles,
> AFAIK). Do you think I should just use eg. CherryPy and some basic
> Thank you for any feedback.
> --

No, they aren't very specific at all.  Both frameworks allow
configuration at nearly every level.
The cool, slick admin interface might not be so useful depending on your
application, but everything else has uses in just about any field.  I only have
experience with TG and cherrypy, TG for me is almost like cherrypy
(I'm not sure if it still does,
I've been out of the loop, but it used to use cherrypy under the
hood), but a bit
nicer to work with, especially if you have any AJAX.

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