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TurboGears is a hybrid web framework able to act both as a Full Stack framework or as a Microframework. TurboGears helps you get going fast and gets out of your way when you want it!

TurboGears can be used both as a full stack framework or as a microframework in single file mode.

Get Started

NOTE: This is development branch, for current stable release refer to Documentation

To try TurboGears just get pip if you don't already have it:

$ curl -O ''
$ python

And install Turbogears:

$ pip install --pre TurboGears2

Then serving a TurboGears web application is as simple as making a file with your application:

from wsgiref.simple_server import make_server
from tg import MinimalApplicationConfigurator
from tg import expose, TGController

# RootController of our web app, in charge of serving content for /
class RootController(TGController):
    def index(self):
        return 'Hello World'

# Configure a new minimal application with our root controller.
config = MinimalApplicationConfigurator()
    'root_controller': RootController()

# Serve the newly configured web application.
print("Serving on port 8080...")
httpd = make_server('', 8080, config.make_wsgi_app())

Start it with python and open your browser at http://localhost:8080/

Want to play further with TurboGears? Try the TurboGears Tutorials:

Support and Documentation

Visit TurboGears Documentation for complete documentation and tutorials.

See the TurboGears website to get a quick overview of the framework and look for support.


TurboGears is licensed under an MIT-style license (see LICENSE.txt). Other incorporated projects may be licensed under different licenses. All licenses allow for non-commercial and commercial use.

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