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    1 ==   ==
     1== Why Web2Py? ==
     2Web2Py is a modern environment which has been built to learn from the good & bad of other frameworks (such as Django & Ruby on Rails):[[BR]]
     3http://mdp.cti.depaul.edu/examples/static/web2py_vs_others.pdf
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     5 * Easy to Install
     6  * no dependencies
     7  * can run off USB
     8  * can easily backup/move between hosts
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     10 * Rapid Application Development environment
     11  * especially relevant to Sahana where on-the-fly emergency customisations are the norm during deployments
     12  * simple for unskilled programmers to add new modules (although full power still available to those with skills to hand-build HTML pages &/or python modules)
     13  * integrated web-based IDE can be used for all functionality (although can also use other IDEs)
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     15 * In-Built Translation interface
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     17 * MVC design approach to separate Presentation from Code
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     19 * Secure by default:
     20 http://mdp.cti.depaul.edu/examples/default/features
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     22 * Database abstraction
     23  * including scalability from SQLite through to Google App Engine (GAE)
     24  * we-based database administration tool which works across all back-ends
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     26 * Support for key interoperability standards
     27  * AJAX: http://mdp.cti.depaul.edu/AlterEgo/default/show/10
     28  * JSON
     29  * XML-RPC: http://mdp.cti.depaul.edu/examples/default/examples#xmlrpc_examples
     30  * SOAP: http://mdp.cti.depaul.edu/AlterEgo/default/show/165
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     32 * Helpful community:
     33  * http://groups.google.com/group/web2py
     34  * # web2py on Freenode
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     36 * Speed:
     37  * http://groups.google.com/group/web2py/browse_thread/thread/cf5c5bd53bc42d49
     38
     39 * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web2py
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