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Welcome to whirlwind

Whirlwind is an easy-to-use MVC framework written in Python that builds on top MongoDB and Tornado (and others) to be super fast and scalable.

The code base of whirlwind was originally developed as the underlying web framework for the social media metrics and analytics platform Trendrr.

Check out our wiki for documentation.

Need help troubleshooting, refer to our FAQ.

Setup instructions

On Linux/Unix/OSX

Requires easy_install or better yet pip.

install required python modules

sudo easy_install tornado
sudo easy_install Mako
sudo easy_install MongoKit
sudo easy_install python-dateutil

clone whirlwind

git clone git://github.com/trendrr/whirlwind.git

change to whirlwind directory

cd whirlwind

run the setup script

sudo python setup.py install

On Windows

For instructions on how to install whirlwind on windows, visit this page.

create a whirlwind app

whirlwind-admin.py --create-application myapp

fill in env specific settings in settings file [config/settings.py]

Then cd into myapp (the name of the app you created)

# generate a cookie secret
whirlwind-admin.py --gcs

An auto-generated secret should be printed to standard output.

set the variable cookie_secret in config/settings.py to the printed out secret

cookie_secret = "setthistoyourowncookiesecret"

then start your app

python main.py

that's it! now just point your browser to the app start page to see whirlwind in action.

http://localhost:8000/

If you encounter any problems please refer to our FAQ for troubleshooting instructions or post a new issue.

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