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developerWorks: Network Programming with the Twisted Framework, Part 3

Aug 18, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Mertz)

"In Part 2 of this series, I looked at dynamic Web pages served by Twisted using the .rpy extension. But those initial versions of a weblog server were only minimally dynamic. I used HTML tags to force a page to refresh periodically, and upon each refresh performed a bit of calculation to determine the relevant recent hits. But there was no user configuration aspect to the server.

"The first thing we will look at in this installment, therefore, is how to configure user interaction into the same basic dynamic page framework we looked at before. But before I start, let me include a quick reminder of how to launch a Twisted Web server for readers who may not have read the prior installments of this series.

"Creating a 'pickled application' is usually the best approach, and it can be done purely with command-line options. You do not have to do it this way. If you like, you are free to include some extra capabilities inside the basic Web server (such as maintaining persistent data across users and sessions), but it is not necessary to write any custom code..."

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