Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: WSGIKit Tutorial

My usual procedure is grep '.*w.*s.*g.*i' /usr/share/dict/words.

Hm; no possibilities there.

WSGI puts me in mind of "gateway". Grepping for 'gatew' turns up "gateworks" (already a PCB company by that name) and "gatewise"; the latter might be good.

A meta-name might be "Framework"; everyone who Googles for "Python web framework" will probably get the WSGIkit page as their first hit.

Comment on WSGIKit Tutorial
by amk


I actually don't care about the "WSGI" part at all -- that's an implementation detail which is important to me, but shouldn't be important to people using it. I also don't want it to appear as Yet Another Framework. It's more like a framework for frameworks. Metaframework? But that makes it sound much fancier than it actually is -- it's not More Abstract than a normal framework, it's mostly just glue and configuration.
# Ian Bicking

How about:


... ?

Definitely, when you've got your 'underware' (yes, I know, sic), everything fits better, feels better, is sorted out properly. Other things can go over it. It plays off of Webware, but implies both an underlying change and an underlying protocol. And the logo could be, well, a lot of fun, given the right mindset. Marketing it could be fun, too.

You could also extend the metaphor -- call it 'Knickers' or something.

"Hey, nice app, man, how did you write it?" "Um, with Underware." "What's that? Dude, yeah, I know, you work at home, but what did you write it in?" "Yeah, with Under- ... um. Man, just forget it ..."

When competing with Ruby on Rails we could have something like "Python in Panties", or "Webware in Woollies".

Python in Panties, especially, has a Monty Python twist:

"OHHHHH! I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay! I work all night and sleep all day ...

I cut down trees. I wear high heels, Suspendies, and a bra. I wish I'd been a girlie, Just like my dear Papa."

I rest my case.

# Greg McClure

wicket ?

Etymology: Middle English wiket, from Old North French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse vik corner, vIkja to move, turn 1 : a small gate or door; especially : one forming part of or placed near a larger gate or door 2 : an opening like a window; especially : a grilled or grated window through which business is transacted 3 a : either of the two sets of three stumps topped by two crosspieces and set 66 feet apart at which the ball is bowled in cricket b : an area 10 feet wide bounded by these wickets c : one innings of a batsman; specifically : one that is not completed or never begun <win by three wickets> 4 : an arch or hoop in croquet

# Todd G

Nevermind, 'wicket' is already the name of yet another Java web app framework. My bad (though you could steal it. right now 'python wicket' has a Monty Python script as the #6 result).
# Todd G