With its flexibility, readability, and maturecode libraries, Python is a naturalchoice for developing agile and maintainableweb applications. Severalframeworks have emerged in the last fewyears that share ideas with Ruby on Railsand leverage the expressive nature of Python.This Short Cut will tell you whatyou need to know about the hottest fullstackframeworks: Django, Pylons, andTurboGears. Their philosophies, relativestrengths, and development status aredescribed in detail.
What you won't find out is, "Which oneshould I use?" The short answer is thatall of them can be used to build web applications-the challenge for the readeris to find the one that fits his or herproject or coding style best.
Liza Daly is a senior software engineer in Boston, MA with a long history of developing applications for the web: starting with Perl, suffering through Java, and finding contentment with Python. She has written articles for O'Reilly about interactive fiction and blogs frequently about wine and literature.