[pcplantdb] geeky stuff
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Tue Aug 2 14:11:15 EDT 2005
Chad Knepp wrote:
> Interesting /. post about Django, a python web application platform
> similar to Ruby on Rails as some of you may be familiar with. I'm
> kind of looking at it now. One of its features is an Object
> Relational mapper... anyway, we are definitely NOT doing anything
> different platform wise pre 1.0.
> My initial take is better than Zope, but I'm still trying see why I
> need it. I've been looking at the ORM parts of it and I'm not really
> very impressed yet.
> Oh, it's <http://djangoproject.com/> if your interested.
Yep, I saw it too. These sort of frameworks add two separate benefits:
Code base for some common tasks, like
1) security, handling logins etc
2) code to check user input to overcome attacks like
for many of these there is a good case for not re-inventing the wheel.
Makes it easier to do some more complex things "out of the box"
for instance if we wanted to add blogs, forums or a slashdot style news
there may well be facilities for these.
I've not examined Django much, so don't really know what it offers.
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