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A resource-oriented web services framework

Project Description

Bedframe is a resource-oriented web services framework.


A Bedframe service runs on an underlying web server. Support for each particular web server is provided via a corresponding plugin. Bedframe releases include some web server plugins, which are activated by installing their corresponding package extras. These are the currently supported extras:

Support for the Tornado web server (via tornado.web.Application).
Support for the Tornado WSGI web server (via tornado.wsgi.WSGIApplication).

For example, to install Bedframe with support for the Tornado WSGI web server, you can run

pip install bedframe[tornado_wsgi]

In addition, Bedframe supports these other extras:

Support for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) for authentication (via python-ldap).
Support for memcached for authentication (via python-memcached).
Support for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) for automated testing (via Spruce-ldap and OpenLDAP).


“Hello, world” service

import bedframe as _bedframe
import bedframe.webtypes as _webtypes

class HelloWorldResource(_bedframe.WebResource):
    def get(self):
        return u'Hello, world!'

service = _bedframe.WebService(uris=('http://localhost:8080',))
service.resources[r'/helloworld'] = HelloWorldResource

Example usage (Napper):

>>> import bedframe.webtypes as _webtypes
>>> import napper as _napper
>>> uri = 'http://localhost:8080/helloworld'
>>> response = _napper.request_uri('get', uri)
>>> hello = _napper.extract_retval(response, _webtypes.unicode)
>>> print hello
Hello, world!

Example usage (Requests):

>>> import requests as _requests
>>> uri = 'http://localhost:8080/helloworld'
>>> headers = {'Accept': ', '.join(('application/json', '*/*; q=0.01'))}
>>> response = _requests.get(uri, headers=headers)
>>> hello = response.json()['retval']
>>> print hello
Hello, world!

Example usage (HTTPie):

$ uri='http://localhost:8080/helloworld'
$ http get "$uri" Accept:'application/json,*/*; q=0.01' --body
    "auth_info": {
        "accepted": null,
        "realm": null,
        "user": null
    "retval": "Hello, world!",
    "type": "bedframe._responses._return:WebReturnResponse"


0.13.0 (2013-10-11)

  • First public version.
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