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 Kyran Dale
I'm one of the co-founders of Showmedo and an academic researcher by profession. My peripatetic path has taken me from a Philosophy degree via Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Robotics to a PhD in Neuroscience. I spent five years in a small room with a colony of reluctant bumble-bees, becomi ...
Using the webapp Framework [ID:720] (3/5)
in series:A Gentle Introduction to the Google App Engine Python SDK
 Kyran Dale
I'm one of the co-founders of Showmedo and an academic researcher by profession. My peripatetic path has taken me from a Philosophy degree via Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Robotics to a Ph ...
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While one could build a CGI based web-site by hand, the usual way to build applications is by using a web framework such as Django. The Google App Engine (GAE) supports any CGI framework written in pure Python or compliant with the the Python WSGI library. The SDK features its own webapp framework, a simple but practical way to start developing web-sites and a good introduction to more mature, featureful Python frameworks.
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