Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Will be taking another look at web2py

My last encounter with Web2py was with version 2.0, this was back in October of 2012, of which I have a review for that version. Reviewing their changelog, I can see that this framework has evolved a great amount in just a few short months. There were many features which I praised about the framework, but there were still some things holding me back from using it over Django for my next project. So, with that, I am planning on diving back into web2py, and should have a new review up with the latest version. I have a project, I am thinking I may convert over to web2py and see how that goes. If development becomes quicker, then I will consider web2py for future projects as well.

If you haven't already, I would recommend taking a look at web2py and see what it can offer your project. Both Django and web2py are similar, but at the same time they are very different. They both took the Ruby on Rails idea in their own direction. One thing to note, is that apps in web2py are not like apps in Django. This also makes working with web2py a little difficult at times, as it's not easy for apps to talk to each other, not as easy as it is in Django that is. However, in web2py, it's not an apps purpose to extend the frameworks functionality, it is the job of a plugin. That being said, web2py has grown a large amount since I last used it, so all my hardships I experienced last time around might be resolved.

Comment #1: Posted 8 years, 6 months ago by anon

Try Bottle

Comment #2: Posted 8 years, 6 months ago by Kevin Veroneau

I have tried Bottle before, I tend to use it for smaller projects. Bottle lacks some key features that makes web development swift. Since I do contract work, I like to deliver a product to my client as swiftly as possible. So far, Django has been fulfilling that need.

Comment #3: Posted 8 years, 6 months ago by WinnieB

Hi Kevin, I've come across your blog several times while researching Python frameworks. I'm just a beginner, and your articles are great--well-written, hype-free, with intelligent feature comparisons between the different systems.
Keep up the good work!

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