CherryPy Essentials: Rapid Python Web Application Development

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  • The book will be about CherryPy 3
  • CherryPy installation using the tarball, egg, and subversion
  • The CherryPy library in depth: its design and how to use it
  • Using CherryPy with common Python and non-Python products
  • Object Relational Mapping with SQLObject, SQLAlchemy, and Dejavu
  • Web Services via REST and the Atom Publishing Protocol
  • AJAX and client-side scripting via MochiKit
  • Unit, functional, and load testing
  • CherryPy, Apache, and lighttpd deployment solutions

CherryPy is a Python library for web development that allows developers to build web applications in the same way as any other object-oriented Python program. Enriched by several years of active development, it has become one of the most established toolkits for building solid and high-performance web applications in Python. CherryPy abstracts the complex low-level HTTP protocol into an easy-to-use interface that respects Python idioms. The library aims at being simple to learn for a beginner while offering the most advanced features to fluent Python developers. For these reasons CherryPy was chosen to be at the heart of the popular and feature-rich TurboGears web framework. CherryPy-powered web applications are stand-alone Python applications with their own embedded multi-threaded web server, but can also run behind Apache or IIS for scalability.

  • Walks through building a complete Python web application using CherryPy 3
  • The CherryPy HTTP:Python interface
  • Use CherryPy with other Python libraries
  • Design, security, testing, and deployment
Page Count 272
Course Length 8 hours 9 minutes
ISBN 9781904811848
Date Of Publication 30 Mar 2007


Sylvain Hellegouarch

Sylvain Hellegouarch is an IT Software Consultant dedicated to the development of free software projects such as CherryPy. Since 2004 he has been coordinating and administrating the community efforts around the project providing support for newcomers and seasoned developers, alike. In 2006 he developed 'bridge' and 'amplee', two Python-based projects centered on XML and the upcoming Atom Publishing Protocol respectively. He has also been deeply involved in The Viberavetions Project, a comprehensive grassroots solution for independent artists and musicians to better connect with consumers, as well as the nuXleus project, a platform designed for faster, more reliable inter and intra application and personal communication. Born in France, Sylvain graduated with a degree in Computer Science from South Brittany University, Vannes, France in 2002. Since then he has been working as an IT consultant for a variety of companies, both small and large. He currently resides in the United Kingdom.

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