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Enter TurboGears

Enter TurboGears

Posted Oct 27, 2005 19:18 UTC (Thu) by rjw (guest, #10415)
Parent article: Enter TurboGears

Certainly the tone of the article matches the authors surname....

It seems to me that TurboGears is being pimped so much mainly because it extesively packages up other libraries. I don't find this "Reuse is better than design" mantra particularly convincing.

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Enter TurboGears

Posted Oct 31, 2005 13:10 UTC (Mon) by mgushee (guest, #33056) [Link]

> 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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