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
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
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).