Rapid Web Applications with TurboGears by Mark Ramm

Rapid Web Applications with TurboGears

byMark Ramm, Kevin Dangoor, Gigi Sayfan

Kobo ebook | November 7, 2006

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Master TurboGears: The Easy Python Framework for Rapid Web Development


TurboGears harnesses the power of Python to provide a dynamic and easy-to-use Web development framework: one that
dramatically increases developer productivity, and makes it far easier to create dynamic, user-friendly, Ajax-enabled Web applications. Now, for the first time, there’s a definitive guide to TurboGears–coauthored by its creator, Kevin Dangoor.


This book will help experienced Web developers get productive with TurboGears–fast. You’ll quickly build your first TurboGears Web application–then extend it one step at a time, mastering the underlying libraries that make these enhancements possible. Next, the authors demonstrate TurboGears at work in a real-world application, by examining the code for “WhatWhat Status,” an open source project status tracking application. Finally, you’ll gain deep insight into the model, view, and controller technologies TurboGears is built upon: knowledge that will help you build far more robust and capable Python applications.


Coverage includes

  • Understanding the architecture of a TurboGears application
  • Mastering SQLObject, customizing it, and using it with TurboGears models
  • Utilizing TurboGears view technologies, including dynamic templates and MochiKit for Ajax
  • Bringing CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript together in reusable components with TurboGears Widgets
  • Using CherryPy and TurboGears controller technologies: from decorators to deployment
  • Exploring the TurboGears toolbox
  • Ensuring security and managing user access permissions in TurboGears applications
Mark Ramm is IT Manager for Humantech and founder of Compound Thinking, Inc. Over the years, he has programmed Web applications in a wide range of technologies, including Python, TurboGears, CGI, Perl, PHP, ASP, Java Struts, and Ruby on Rails. He has written for Linux Magazine and various online publications, and is author of a leadin...
Title:Rapid Web Applications with TurboGearsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 7, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132703084

ISBN - 13:9780132703086


Table of Contents

Preface  xxiii

Acknowledgments  xxv


Part I: TurboGears Fundamentals

Chapter 1: Introduction to TurboGears  3

Chapter 2 Getting Started with TurboGears  13

Chapter 3: The Architecture of a TurboGears Application  25


Part II: Building a Simple TurboGears Application

Chapter 4: Creating a Simple Application  43

Chapter 5: Enhancing Our Bookmark Application  59

Part III: Exploring a Real World TurboGears Application

Chapter 6: Exploring More Complex Models in WhatWhat Status  83

Chapter 7: Controllers, Views, and JavaScript in the WhatWhat Status  97

Chapter 8: RSS, Cookies, and Dynamic Views in WhatWhat Status  115

Chapter 9: Ajax and WhatWhat Status Projects  133


Part IV: SQLObject and TurboGears Models

Chapter 10: SQLObject Basics  151

Chapter 11: Mastering SQLObject  165

Chapter 12: Customizing SQLObject Behavior  183


Part V: TurboGears View Technologies

Chapter 13: Dynamic Templates with Kid  209

Chapter 14: Creating Better JavaScript with MochiKit  225

Chapter 15: Effective Ajax with MochiKit  273

Chapter 16: TurboGears Widgets: Bringing CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript Together in Reusable Components . 309


Part VI: CherryPy and TurboGears Controller Technologies

Chapter 17: CherryPy and TurboGears Decorators  335

Chapter 18: TurboGears Deployment  355


Part VII: TurboGears Extras Chapter 19 The TurboGears Toolbox and Other Tools  371

Chapter 20: Internationalization  383

Chapter 21: Testing a TurboGears Application  397

Chapter 22: TurboGears Identity and Security  417


Part VIII: Appendix

Appendix: SQLAlchemy  431


Index  449