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The Definitive Guide to Pylons (Expert's Voice in Web Development)

Pages: 568
Publisher: Apress
Publication Date: Dec. 16, 2008

Spurred by the enormous popularity of Ruby on Rails, web frameworks have revolutionized the way developers of all programming languages tackle the often complex task of web application development. Some of the most exciting activity in this area can be seen in the Python community, one of the wildly popular frameworks to enter the fray being Pylons (http://www.PylonsHQ.com). Co-founder and lead developer James Gardner brings you a comprehensive introduction to Pylons, the web framework that uses the best of Ruby, Python, and Perl and the emerging WSGI standard to provide structure and flexibility. With expert guidance from the author, you’ll learn how to create your own Pylons–driven web site using SQLAlchemy and FormEncode and attain the mastery of advanced Pylons features, such as internationalization and localization, packaging and deployment.

What you’ll learn

  • Install and configure Pylons, and create your first Pylons–driven web application
  • Take advantage of Pylons’ built–in support for advanced features such as session management, web services, and Ajax
  • Develop your web applications in the most efficient way possible through test–driven development, logging, testing
  • Wield the true power of Pylons through its extension capabilities, unique support for WSGI, and the ability to integrate with other popular frameworks such as Django

Who this book is for

Python developers seeking to take advantage of a web framework.