[Python-au] Recommendations for a web app framework?

Tai Lee real.human at mrmachine.net
Wed Jan 2 12:08:32 UTC 2008

Hi Brianna,

I have used Django almost exclusively at work for ~1.5 years now  
developing quick / small / single-purpose (1 week turnaround) sites  
and large projects consisting of multiple integrated sites. I've found  
that it has an *excellent* community behind it with #django on  
irc.freenode.net, the django-users and django-developers mailing  
lists, the online documentation and the new book.

I have no experience specifically transcoding OGG to MP3, but I'm sure  
that Python has a module to suit your every need, and that you will  
find the help you need to put it all together in the Python or Django  

A word of warning, though. Python and Django are addictive. You might  
just find that you want to use them for everything ;)


On 02/01/2008, at 9:57 PM, Brianna Laugher wrote:

> Hello pythonistas,
> I am planning to build a website and I want to use the opportunity to
> learn some new Python. I am pretty sure a web app framework is what
> I'm after, although a CMS may also do the job.
> The website will basically be a glorified podcast (==feeds) with
> tagging, ratings (maybe comments too?) and some static pages. It will
> also be available in up to a dozen languages (different content in
> each, not translated content, although structurally the same).
> The content already exists, so instead of me converting the text and
> audio files manually I want to be able to drop in some URLs and have
> some behind-the-scenes thing do all the converting for me. For example
> the audio files are currently in OGG, and I want to offer both OGG and
> MP3 downloads.
> For me, decent documentation and good community support are important.
> Killer website performance, not so much.
> I have been using the Textpattern CMS (PHP) which has pretty awesome
> templating type stuff. (It also uses Textile markup which I note
> Django has support for...)
> I am tempted to try out Django because I noticed they just released a
> free Django book, but I would be grateful to hear anyone's experiences
> or recommendations
> thanks in advance,
> Brianna
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