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A WSGI server for jython¶
Introduction to modjy¶
Python Web Server Gateway Interface, as specified in PEP-333, is a simple and universal interface between web servers and [python] web applications or frameworks.
Modjy is an implementation of a WSGI compliant gateway/server for jython, built on Java/J2EE servlets. Which means that
- Jython WSGI applications run inside a Java/J2EE servlet container, e.g. Apache Tomcat
- Incoming requests are handled by the servlet container
- The container is configured to route requests to the modjy servlet
- The modjy servlet creates an embedded jython interpreter inside the servlet container, and loads a configured jython web application, e.g. Django, the web framework for perfectionists with deadlines.
- The modjy servlet delegates the requests to the configured WSGI application or framework.
- The WSGI response is routed back to the client through the servlet container.
For further information about WSGI, see wsgi.org. For a detailed specification of WSGI see PEP-333: Python Web Server Gateway Interface, version 1.0.
How to use modjy¶
- See the download page to find out how to get hold of modjy.
- See the install page to read about installing modjy
- See the configuration page to read about the various configuration options available to you for configuring modjy
- See the loading applications page to find out about the different mechanisms that modjy can use to locate and load WSGI callable objects
- See the WSGI page for a discussion of how modjy complies with the WSGI standard.
- See the design page to read about how modjy is designed.