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Quixote vs mod_python

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Hello:

I am new to web app programming, but need to create a web app. I would
like to do it in Python

After extensive googling, reading news groups, blogs, and outdated /
incomplete "web app shoot outs" that don't seem to come to any conclusion,
I came across a number of alternatives, but my limited knowledge in this
field prevents me from seeing the virtues of one framework over the other.
The ones I saw were:

* Quixote (with mod_python or SCGI)
* straight up mod_python (the un-framework)
* Webware
* CherryPy
* Nevow
* Zope
* Snakelets

People had lots of good things to say about Quixote. Nevow looks
promising, but I don't grok it with its limited docs. Plus I get nervous
when there is only one developer working on it. I also get nervous about
Twisted. Zope is a bit heavyweight for what I need, I think.

CherryPy looks interesting, but I'm discouraged by the code-generator.
Supposedly CherryPy2 does away with this - but there has been no release
yet.

So, I'm trying to decide between "straight up" mod_python in conjunction
with something like Cheetah for templating (mod_python's PSP looks ugly),
or using Quixote.

Can somebody sway me one way or the other ? What would Quixote give me
that mod_python + Cheetah doesn't?
Thanks very much.
-Flab

Jul 18 '05 #1
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On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 23:43:57 -0700, flab ba wrote:
Hello:

Nevow looks
promising, but I don't grok it with its limited docs. Plus I get nervous
when there is only one developer working on it. I also get nervous about
Twisted.


Correction: I guess there are several people working on Nevow. Donovan
seems to be the leader.

-Alex
Jul 18 '05 #2

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flab ba wrote:
Can somebody sway me one way or the other ? What would Quixote give me
that mod_python + Cheetah doesn't?


For me Zope works out really well.

You get everything in one place. HTTP, FTP, WEB-DAV, XML-RPC, page templates,
database connectors and python. Plus you can turn over parts of the
web development to others via delegated access. It does have a
learning curve alright ...

but I'd be more worried if it was me piecing together all this
functionality from independent modules or programs

Istvan.
Jul 18 '05 #3

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In article <pa****************************@large.net>,
flab ba <fl**@large.net> wrote:

Can somebody sway me one way or the other ? What would Quixote give me
that mod_python + Cheetah doesn't?


Quixote is "inside-out" compared to most templating approaches: you
write Python code that emits strings to create web pages. Cheetah is no
different from PHP in that you start by writing a web page as your
framework and then add code.
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Jul 18 '05 #4

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