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From Pablo Cuadrado <>
Subject Re: python web framework suggestions (for Cassandra Web UI) needed
Date Fri, 09 Apr 2010 16:39:23 GMT
Joseph: Of course, I understand it's out of date but I'm sure it worths a look!

Dan: You're right, it looks like Pylons is more suitable. Some pro's I see:

- Mako seems to be a faster template engine than Django's one.
- Looks to be really WSGI oriented from scratch.
- As for the ORM, it just won't be suitable for Cassandra, ORMs
nowadays are built obviously to work on the usual RDBMS...

Now, I was just thinking, in terms of "objects" and "relational
mapping", I'm guessing that "object mapping" is even easier in
Cassandra than in a complex relational database. I had some nightmares
working with DoctrineORM and PHP with largely normalized complex

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Dan Di Spaltro <> wrote:
> I like Django.  Its wide adoption, great docs and included batteries
> make it an easy sell.
> But what your describing is more like a pylons, aka if you dont want
> an orm in Pylons, don't include it.
> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Matthew Dennis <> wrote:
>> +1 for pylons, I've been quite happy with it so far - lightweight, very
>> flexible, loosely coupled components...
>> On Apr 9, 2010, at 10:23 AM, Gary Dusbabek <> wrote:
>>> I like pylons.  Easy templating and relatively light weight.  In my
>>> experience, it was easier to get something working in pylons than
>>> django, but I am impatient.
>>> Gary.
>>> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 09:55, Pablo Cuadrado <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi!
>>>> I made a proposal about building a Cassandra Web UI. One of it's main
>>>> components, will be Python on the server side.
>>>> However, as Gary D. pointed out, it will be interesting to get your
>>>> opinions on which framework to use.
>>>> I suggested Django for being well-known and largely documented, but
>>>> any other would do.
>>>> As far as my experience goes on web development, this is what I -IMHO-
>>>> think of any web framework, despite the language:
>>>> - Really small footprint is a plus: "do we really need to include
>>>> that, and that, and that other thing?"
>>>> - Flexibility and freedom of code, another plus: "do I really need to
>>>> inherit that class to do that"
>>>> - Unneeded features tend to get in our way: like the "auto admin"
>>>> panels of Django. Or the "FormAlchemy" and "SQLAlchemy" features in
>>>> Pylons.
>>>> - Templating features should be truly flexible, and do fast template
>>>> parsing.
>>>> Well, suggestions are needed! I would like to know your opinions on
>>>> Django, Pylons, web2py, TurboGears, etc.
>>>> Regards!
> --
> Dan Di Spaltro

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