[Web 2.0] Added-value of frameworks?

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Wed Feb 4 23:01:14 CET 2009

Gilles Ganault a écrit :
> Hello
> If I wanted to build some social web site such as Facebook, what do
> frameworks like Django or TurboGears provide over writing a site from
> scratch using Python?

Quite a lot of abstractions and factorisation of the boilerplate code, a 
known way to organize your application, and possibly a good integration 
of the usual components (and wrt/ Django, a customizable yet fairly 
usable OOTB admin interface). For simple to mediumly complex 
applications, this can mean more than 80% of the grunt work. The 
counterpart is mostly learning and understanding the framework, which 
means you may not save that much time on a first project - but it can 
really pay off then. One of my coworker started this morning a (really 
simple...) project which acceptance tests are to begin on monday, and we 
are all quite confident he'll deliver on time, thanks to Django.

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