[Tutor] My experience on web.py / CherryPy

Patrick optomatic at rogers.com
Mon Aug 4 20:22:34 CEST 2008

I am in the same situation as you. I was looking at Django and 
Turbogears. I have finally settled on CherryPy, which is also built into 

Watching this Google talk on Youtube:

it seemed to me that Django is well suited for a developer team but is a 
bit sketchy when you try to scale it down to a single developer.

CherryPy seems to work well as a substitute for all-in-one-page CGI 
scripts without the respawning issues or as a proper MVC web application 

I set up an account at Webfaction. They specialize in Python hosting and 
you can set up Turbogears, Django, CherryPy etc with a click of a button.

I would love to keep this thread going, please feedback as you move 
along, I feedback too


ammar azif wrote:
> Hi,
> I am writing this to tell my experience on web.py. Two weeks ago, I 
> was looking for a python web framework that is simple, 
> straight-forward, easy to use and powerful at the same time. Django  
> stood out as the most popular when I googled. I tried to use django 
> but I found that the framework hides alot of things from me and files 
> are generated by the framework  automaticaly and I felt like I wasnt 
> in control. I know that django is powerful, but the learning curve is 
> too steep for me and  I need to develop my app as soon as possible. I 
> decided to give web.py a try and I found that the framework is easy to 
> use and it gives a lot of control to the developer when handling GET 
> and POST request and all these can be done in a single source code and 
> using this framework has taught me a lot of low level web application 
> programming basics. I might be wrong as I havent try django or any 
> other frameworks yet. Hope python gurus here can share their thoughts 
> on these matters, 
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