FLOSS Weekly 151

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FLOSS Weekly
Episode 151



Pylons is a lightweight web framework emphasizing flexibility and rapid development.

Pylons background

  • 6 years old
  • Still going to be maintained

Pylons is merging with repoze.bfg, resulting in Pyramid.


  • Only 5000 (runtime) lines of code
  • Have paster templates, that tie parts together with example settings
  • Need a python install, has its own webserver
    • For high-traffic deployments, use apache in front
  • Runs on lots of DBs through an Object Relational Mapper (ORM) like SqlAlchemy
  • Runs on some non-relational DBs too
  • Currently runs on Python 2.X
    • Recent WSGI standard created for Python 3, so starting to move there


  • "Batteries Inclueded" stack, everything you need for a full up web stack
  • A couple years ago, put turbogears on-top of pylons
  • Moving turbogears inside pylons
  • Continuing forward on pylons 1.x
    • Eventually something (different name?) on top of Pyramid

External Links

Pylons Project

Turbogears Project

Questions from the audience


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  • Edited by: Jeff
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