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PyCon 2011 Atlanta

March 9th–17th

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web2py secrets

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Novice / Tutorial
March 9th 9 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
We will provide an introduction to web2py with particular focus on its design objectives, its differences when compared to other web frameworks, and some of the most recently added features (components, plugins, openid/oauth integration).


Web2py is a framework for rapid web application development of secure database-driven web applications. In this tutorial we will provide a brief introduction to web2py, the web based IDE, its internal design, and its internal file organization. We will explain the motivations behind some of its most controversial design goals. We will also discuss in some detail its Ajax capabilities by using web2py components and plugins for modular design of rich web interfaces.

This will be a very concentrated version (10%) of a course (CSC438) on web frameworks the author teaches at DePaul University. The course has been taught 3 times and the last time counted more than 30 students.