Forum OpenACS Q&A: take a look at webware

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Posted by good bye on
For those interested in investigating a Python-based "web application framework" that isn't Zope, I suggest taking a look at WebWare.


Webware has some nice features, particularly:

  • java servlet-esque appserver
  • python server pages (copy of .jsp, much like .adp)
  • Task Scheduler ( much like ns_schedule_daily)
It comes with a handy utility class for creating a threaded database pool. I've combined this with the postgres driver pyPgSQL (http://, and a simple user table, and have found it to be a great system for quickly building DB based web apps.

In the true spirit of open source software, the documentation is not very helpful. If anyone runs into any problems setting this up, feel free to email me about it.