Torneira is a lightweight and rapid web framework build on top of Tornado
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Torneira - Lightweight Web Framework

Torneira is a lightweight web framework build on top of Tornado. It's name came from the idea of getting rapid and fluid development ('torneira' is the portuguese word for water tap).

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Torrneira is available under PyPI. You can install using pip:

$ pip install torneira

Quick start

To build an app using torneira, you just need 3 files: one for your urls definitions (normally, one for settings ( and another for your handlers ( The Application and HTTPServer stuff is already setup to you.

To start the server on por 8888, just run the following command in the base directory of your app:

$ torneira

In the directory demos/simple_app/ there is a minimal app already configured. If you want to see a more complex app that uses more available features, take a look at demos/more_complex_app.

To see all options that torneira command support, run:

$ torneira --help


Send a pull request (preferred) or patches using git format-patch. Also, torneira comes with some tests in tests/ directory. Make sure you don't break anything accidentally and also write some tests for your fix/feature.


Please report any issues on GitHub issues.


  • Tornado (tested with 2.3 and 2.4)

Optional dependencies:

  • Mako (if you want to use Mako templates instead of built-in tornado.template)
  • SQL Alchemy (only if using torneira.models)

On Python 2.5 we also need simplejson module.