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TurboGears – Python Web Application Framework

TurboGears is a Python web framework based on the ObjectDispatch paradigm. It’s designed to help developers write small and concise applications in Minimal mode, or complex applications in Full Stack mode.

TurboGears takes the best components available (SQLObject, Cherrypy, Kid, and Mochikit) and combines them into one easy-to-install, documented whole. TurboGears includes parts that join the pieces together and make them work together seamlessly, but doesn’t obscure each included project.

This allows developers to take advantage of all existing documentation, articles, mailing lists and other resources that have built up in the communities for each project.

TurboGears 2 provides an integrated and well tested set of tools for everything you need to build dynamic, database driven applications. It provides a full range of tools for front end JavaScript development, back database development and everything in between.

Features include:

  • Ajax – Toolkit-independent, provides support via JSON.
  • MVC framework.
  • CherryPy/Paste frameworks.
  • SQLObject/SQLAlchemy Object Relational Mappers.
  • Mochikit javascript library.
  • Multi-database support.
  • Support for Horizontal data partitioning (aka, sharding).
  • Transaction manager to help with multi-dababase deployments.
  • Support for a variety of JavaScript toolkits, and new widget system to make building ajax heavy apps easier.
  • Dynamic javascript powered widgets (ToscaWidgets).
  • Powerful, designer friendly XHTML based templating (Genshi).
  • Kid templating.
  • Testing frameworks.
  • Security frameworks – Repoze.what and Repoze.who.
  • Template frameworks – Pluggable, Genshi and others.
  • Caching frameworks – Support for memcached, and any WSGI compliant system.
  • Form validation networks – ToscaWidgets.
  • Object or route based URL dispatching.
  • Support for multiple data-exchange formats.
  • Built in extensibility via standard WSGI components.
  • A programmer friendly template system that also works for designers.
  • Suite of tools for working with projects by adding several commands to the Python command line tool gearbox
  • Internationalization support.

Support: Planet Turbogears
Developer: Mark Ramm, Christopher Perkins, Jonathan LaCour, Rick Copland, Alberto Valverde, and the TurboGears community
License: MIT License, LGPL

TurboGears is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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