Glassfish server has announced support for Django. Django is a Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
Vivek Pandey, the technical lead of scripting languages support in Glassfish, in his blog says-
“GlassFish v3 Preview is available and I am excited to announce support for Django applications. Django is a Python based framework, probably anyone hosting their applications on GAE might know Django is a Python based web framework. GlassFish-Scripting project provides implementation of Jython Container. Just like JRuby Container, Jython Container does the following:
1. Provides GlassFish v3 connector and deployer as OSGi module. Which means that deployment of a Python application will trigger Jython Container code.
2. Wire up the HTTP request and response at very low level by implementing a GrizzlyAdapter, hence resulting in better runtime performance and scalability using grizzly scalable NIO framework.
3. WSGI (Web Services Gateway Interface) is a Python standard to wire a Web Server to Python web frameworks such as Django or TurboGears etc. Jython Container implements WSGI interface and so it would be pretty easy to add support for various Python web frameworks. Currently, we have Django and we will have others such as TuroboGears, Pylons etc.
4. Currently Jython Container is available thru GlassFish v3 Update Tool. In the future it may appear with GlassFish v3 core distribution.