Cage

cmf built on python 3, tornado, and mongodb

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cage

content management framework built on python 3, tornado, and mongo. this is the RESTful backend and is not intended to be exposed to the public.

idea behind this?

well, I wanted something that handles different entity types individual of each other. for example, I wanted to query for a activity entity type that would provide me access to a status attribute that could be manipulated by a frontend application anyway I see fit. Kind of like Drupal's custom field attributes, or Wordpress' custom advanced fields. Obviously, with a smaller footprint and entities encoded in json so I could easily write any frontend I wanted as long as it knew what json was. Im sure this has been done million times over but I was bored.

some things I want to implement:

  • entity constraints
  • mongo's replication features
  • entity helpers/validators

some things that shouldnt be here:

  • authentication - its not intended to be public
  • entity dependencies on each other
  • a bear

requirements

python >= 3.3.2, mongo, <3

installation

git clone git@github.com:battlemidget/cage.git
cd cage
pip install -r requirements.txt

Run in debug mode (autoreload enabled)

./claw --debug

Single instance, increased logging, and autoreload during changes.

Run in production

./claw

This will run multiple instances equal to your num of cpus. Autoreload is not available in this mode.

viewing

There's really nothing to "view" in a browser, but the default port is 9000 so you could visit http://localhost:9000 if you're feeling squirrely.

deploy

I like nginx so use that with proxy_pass, look in scripts/deploy-post for an example. Or you're own proxy server that'll handle a cluster of cage instances.

copyright

(c) 2011-2013 Adam Stokes

license

MIT