This is Ben Collins-Sussman's attempt to write a web-based recipe database for his wife. The first three attempts failed, though they're in the svn repository for posterity:
* Attempt #1: Code MySQL tables by hand, code python object persistence layer by hand, code CGI UI by hand. Ugly, slow, and yucky.
* Attempt #2: Use Zope. Way too hard. Like hitting a fly with a buick.
* Attempt #3: Use Plone. Define objects via 'archetype' schema, as if everything were a document in the content management system. Close, but still not quite a good fit. Could never get it to work right.
The fourth attempt seems to have worked. Django is 'just right'. Fast, simple, and exactly what I was looking for.
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