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The Definitive Guide to Pylons
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  • Title The Definitive Guide to Pylons
  • Author(s) James Gardner
  • Publisher: Apress (December 16, 2008)
  • Hardcover/Paperback: 568 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590599349
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590599341
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Book Description

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 (

Cofounder 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 is this book for?
  • Python developers seeking to take advantage of a web framework

About the Authors

  • James Gardner is an Oxford University graduate in physics; cofounder of the Pylons web framework; and founder of 3aims Ltd, a knowledge interaction technology consultancy based in London. The majority of his professional experience has been in the development and support of R&D systems for three different National Health Service organizations in the United Kingdom, and he also coded the popular “What Should I Read Next?” book recommendation service.

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