Whiff Package pointers

WHIFF is an infrastructure for easily building complex Python/WSGI Web applications by combining smaller and simpler WSGI components organized within file system trees.
This is an "index" page with pointers to information about the WHIFF package.

To DOWNLOAD WHIFF go to the WHIFF project information page at http://sourceforge.net/projects/whiff and follow the download instructions.

To GET THE LATEST WHIFF clone the WHIFF Mercurial repository hosted on https://whiff.googlecode.com/hg/.

hg clone https://whiff.googlecode.com/hg/ whiff  

To READ ABOUT WHIFF view the WHIFF documentation at http://whiffdoc.appspot.com (now running on Google App Engine).

To PLAY WITH WHIFF try the demos listed in the demos page at http://whiffdoc.appspot.coms/docs/W1300.testAndDemo.


WHIFF (WSGI HTTP Integrated Filesystem Frames) is intended to make it easier to create, deploy, and maintain large and complex Python based WSGI Web applications. I created WHIFF to address complexity issues I encounter when creating and fixing sophisticated Web applications which include complex database interactions and dynamic features such as AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML).

The primary tools which reduce complexity are an infrastructure for managing web application name spaces, a configuration template language for wiring named components into an application, and an applications programmer interface for accessing named components from Python and javascript modules.

All supporting conventions and tools offered by WHIFF are optional. WHIFF is designed to work well with other modules conformant to the WSGI (Web Service Gateway Interface) standard. Developers and designers are free to use those WHIFF tools that work for them and ignore or replace the others.

WHIFF does not provide a "packaged cake mix" for baking a web application. Instead WHIFF is designed to provide a set of ingredients which can be easily combined to make web applications (with no need to refine your own sugar or mill your own wheat).