What is Nagare?
Nagare is a free and open-source web framework for developing web applications in Stackless Python. This allows web applications to be developed in much the same way as desktop applications, for rapid application development.
Nagare is a components based framework: a Nagare application is a composition of interacting components each one with its own state and workflow kept on the server.
Each component can have one or several views that are composed to generate the final web page. This enables the developers to reuse or write highly reusable components easily and quickly.
Nagare is also a continuation-based web framework which enables to code a web application like a desktop application, with no need to split its control flow in a multitude of controllers and with the automatic handling of the back, fork and refresh actions from the browser.
Its component model and use of the continuation come from the famous Seaside Smalltalk framework.
Furthermore, Nagare integrates the best tools and standard from the Python world. For example:
- WSGI: binds the application to several possible publishers,
- lxml: generates the DOM trees and brings to Nagare the full set of XML features (XSL, XPath, Schemas …),
- setuptools: installs, deploys and extends the Nagare framework and the Nagare applications too,
- WebOb: for its Request and Response Objects.