Posted Oct 31, 2005 13:10 UTC (Mon) by mgushee
In reply to: Enter TurboGears
Parent article: Enter TurboGears
> Certainly the tone of the article matches the authors surname....
I'll take that as a compliment. Other than that, I'm not quite sure how to respond.
I have to confess to being excited about TurboGears ... as a long-time Python user, I liked the idea of Ruby on Rails but wasn't completely comfortable with it: didn't really have a good handle on the language, and the toolkit felt like there was too much magic going on behind the scenes.
Nonetheless, I didn't set out to evangelize TurboGears. I felt that it was newsworthy for the reason I mentioned in my conclusion. Is it *good* software (however we might define that term)? Hard to say: it doesn't have much of a track record yet. But I certainly searched for "the other side of the story," and there wasn't much ... the links I included with the article represent just about everything I found.
As for "reuse is better than design" ... you may have a valid point there, but I don't believe the two are mutually exclusive. In fact, I see TG as an effort to *integrate existing components into a large-scale design.*
But I'd be interested to hear more from you on that topic.
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