Data Folk Labs is creating The Cement Framework
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Cement is an advanced Application Framework for Python, with a primary focus on Command Line Interfaces (CLI). Its goal is to introduce a standard, and feature-full platform for both simple and complex command line applications as well as support rapid development needs without sacrificing quality. Cement is flexible, and it's use cases span from the simplicity of a micro-framework to the complexity of a mega-framework. Whether it's a single file script, or a multi-tier application, Cement is the foundation you've been looking for.

The first commit to Git was on Dec 4, 2009. Since then, the framework has seen several iterations in design, and has continued to grow and improve since it's inception. Cement is the most stable, and complete framework for command line and backend application development.

Core Features

Cement core features include (but are not limited to):

  • Core pieces of the framework are customizable via handlers/interfaces
  • Handler system connects implementation classes with Interfaces
  • Extension handler interface to easily extend framework functionality
  • Config handler supports parsing multiple config files into one config
  • Argument handler parses command line arguments and merges with config
  • Log handler supports console and file logging
  • Plugin handler provides an interface to easily extend your application
  • Output handler interface renders return dictionaries to console
  • Cache handler interface adds caching support for improved performance
  • Controller handler supports sub-commands, and nested controllers
  • Hook support adds a bit of magic to apps and also ties into framework
  • Zero external dependencies* (not including optional extensions)

The Cement Framework is Open Source and is distributed under the BSD License (three clause).
Tiers
Community Backer
$10 or more per month
Your name will be included in the "backers" file in the Cement source code repository.
Corporate Backer
$250 or more per month
Company name, logo, and link will be included on the "backers" section of the primary documentation web site.
Cement is an advanced Application Framework for Python, with a primary focus on Command Line Interfaces (CLI). Its goal is to introduce a standard, and feature-full platform for both simple and complex command line applications as well as support rapid development needs without sacrificing quality. Cement is flexible, and it's use cases span from the simplicity of a micro-framework to the complexity of a mega-framework. Whether it's a single file script, or a multi-tier application, Cement is the foundation you've been looking for.

The first commit to Git was on Dec 4, 2009. Since then, the framework has seen several iterations in design, and has continued to grow and improve since it's inception. Cement is the most stable, and complete framework for command line and backend application development.

Core Features

Cement core features include (but are not limited to):

  • Core pieces of the framework are customizable via handlers/interfaces
  • Handler system connects implementation classes with Interfaces
  • Extension handler interface to easily extend framework functionality
  • Config handler supports parsing multiple config files into one config
  • Argument handler parses command line arguments and merges with config
  • Log handler supports console and file logging
  • Plugin handler provides an interface to easily extend your application
  • Output handler interface renders return dictionaries to console
  • Cache handler interface adds caching support for improved performance
  • Controller handler supports sub-commands, and nested controllers
  • Hook support adds a bit of magic to apps and also ties into framework
  • Zero external dependencies* (not including optional extensions)

The Cement Framework is Open Source and is distributed under the BSD License (three clause).

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Tiers
Community Backer
$10 or more per month
Your name will be included in the "backers" file in the Cement source code repository.
Corporate Backer
$250 or more per month
Company name, logo, and link will be included on the "backers" section of the primary documentation web site.