Are Django/Turbogears too specific?

Philip Semanchuk philip at
Sun Dec 21 21:03:40 CET 2008

On Dec 21, 2008, at 2:41 PM, Gilles Ganault 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 don't have any practical experience with these, but I've done some  
research. My impression is that Pylons has more momentum than TG. The  
latter project has declared the 1.x branch to be a dead end, and  
they're working on a 2.0 branch that's not out yet. I could be wrong,  
but that's what I gathered from my reading.

> I'm concerned, though, that these frameworks they may be too specific
> to the tasks they were originally developped for (news articles,

 From the reading I did, I gathered that Django was really good if you  
want to do what Django is good at, but not as easy to customize as,  
say, Pylons. Pylons, on the other hand, is a little more complicated  
because it's made of several different parts, but the positive side of  
"complicated" is "flexible".

> Do you think I should just use eg. CherryPy and some basic AJAX?

Yes or no, depending on what you're trying to do! =)

Good luck

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