CherryPy Essentials: Rapid Python Web Application Development
Author: Sylvain Hellegouarch
Tech writing is an art, this author ain't got the talent.
CherryPy is a well-designed web application framework completely written in Python that certainly deserves its sizeable and growing popularity. Such applicution surely would benefit from an in-depth and well written reference.
Unfortunately this book is neither: although the author is closely involved in the ongoing development of CherryPy and comes across as a technically very knowledgable person, he is not a gifted writer. His language is stilted and concepts are introduced haphazardly. This results in a hard to read book, aggravated by chapters that might be relevant on itself (like e.g. Testing or Object relational mappers) but that detract from the subject at hand. Even as a reference manual this book is no winner due to the poor index.
Unless you are addicted to paper you are probably better of browsing the CherryPy website.
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