And Now For Something Completely Different¶
Nagare is an Open-Source framework, released under the BSD license, dedicated to rich web applications development in Python.
Nagare doesn’t follow the statu quo established by the classic frameworks of the Java, Python, Php and Ruby worlds:
- no templating language
- no explicit URL routing / mapping
- no controllers proliferation
- no manual management of the HTTP request / response cycles
- no global session object
- no REST by default
When you forget all of that, what do you get?
You get a powerful framework dedicated to web applications development, in opposition to simple content publishing.
You get a truly component based framework where the application is a dynamic set of autonomous components, each one following its own independent control flow and maintaining its own private state.
You get a framework where every web page is the composition of views from several components.
You get a framework where the HTTP connectionless request / response cycle, the refresh, back and fork actions of the browser, don’t break the normal control flow of the application.
You get a framework with natively integrated Web 2.0 features.
You get a framework where the web applications are developed in the same way as the desktop applications.
Take an open-minded tour to Nagare
Try it ! Play with it ! Adopt it !
And never look back.
Nagare is the japanese word for “flow” or “smooth transition”.
A reference to the control flow of an application, the name of the highest creativity state of mind, and, in the “Ki no nagare” principle of martial arts, the perfect association of energy and agility.