Suitable software stacks for simple python web service

Dieter Maurer dieter at
Thu Nov 22 07:37:26 CET 2012

Kev Dwyer <kevin.p.dwyer at> writes:

> I have to build a simple web service which will:
>  - receive queries from our other servers
>  - forward the requests to a third party SOAP service
>  - process the response from the third party
>  - send the result back to the original requester
> From the point of view of the requester, this will happen within the scope 
> of a single request.  
> The data exchanged with the original requester will likely be encoded as 
> JSON; the SOAP service will be handled by SUDS.
> The load is likely to be quite light, say a few requests per hour, though 
> this may increase in the future.
> Given these requirements, what do you think might be a suitable software 
> stack, i.e. webserver and web framework (if a web framework is even 
> necessary)?  

>From your description (so far), you would not need a web framework
but could use any way to integrate Python scripts into a web server,
e.g. "mod_python", "cgi", "WSGI", ....
Check what ways your web server will suport.

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