Bottle – Simple WSGI Microframework

Bottle is a Web Server Gateway Interface (WSGI) micro web-framework for the Python programming language. It’s designed for prototyping and building small web applications and services.

Bottle is fast, simple and lightweight, and is distributed as a single file module with no dependencies other than the Python Standard Library. This can be very convenient.

This microframework makes it easy to expose Python functions as a web page or web service.

It’s also a remarkably good learning tool for individuals that are starting out with web development.

Features include:

  • Simple to learn, easy to deploy, and powerful.
  • Built-in HTTP development server (based on based on wsgiref WSGIServer) and support for paste, fapws3, bjoern, gae, cherrypy or any other WSGI capable HTTP server.
  • Ships with many out-of-the-box adapters for the most common WSGI servers and automates the setup process.
  • Attach Bottle applications to an Apache server using mod_wsgi.
  • Can run as a standalone web server or be used behind any web server which supports WSGI.
  • Built-in pythonic template engine called SimpleTemplate Engine. It’s the default engine used by the view() and template() helpers but can be used as a standalone general purpose template engine. Templates are cached in memory after compilation.
  • Uses a powerful routing engine to find the right callback for each request. Requests to function-call mapping with support for clean and dynamic URLs.
  • Support for JSON client data (for REST and JavaScript clients).
  • Expanding list of plugins for popular databases and key/value stores and other features. Most plugins are designed to be portable and re-usable across applications.
  • Single file which runs with both Python 2.5+ and 3.x.
  • Native support for Python 2.x and 3.x syntax.

Support: GitHub Code Repository, Manual, Mailing List
Developer: Marcel Hellkamp with the support of many contributors
License: MIT License

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

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