Django for SAFEsites?

Hey I don’t think I can learn how to create professional-grade applications before the network is up-and-running, but I enjoy making websites :smile:

What do you guys think of Django for websites running on SAFE? I think it’s built with Apache in mind, but do you guys think I could get an instance running on SAFE? I used it a ton in college.

If so, could I test it out with the SAFE example vaults that they released?

Looking to start work on some of the ideas, and get some rough versions of them up-and-running :smiley:

many thx :slight_smile:


I was just making a site with django. I don’t believe this will work as Django uses python, which is meant to run server side. SAFE will not have this capability, or something comparable, until distributed computing on SAFE is released. At least from my understanding.


well dam …(20c)


“Apache” apparently didn’t ring a bell!


i was hoping i was wrong

the hope is now lost :,(

@whiteoutmashups take a look at hexo or jekyll as static site generators. is javascript based, will generate static HTML for you, and is very modular so can provide a UI for managing your content to get you somewhere towards something ‘Wordpressy’.

It’s a good candidate for wrapping into electron (if it’s not already been done), and then automating the output to generate/manage SAFE sites easily IMO.


awesome! Thanks a whole bunch.

Just came back here to ask if Javascript was the only option left, and it looks like it might be.

Thx for the link i’ll jump right into it!

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And even when there is p2p computing, its not like you could choose any programming language you want. You would be restricted to a few choices, just like ethereum is. This is because each node needs to have the programming language libraries installed with SAFE modifications for it to compute.

I think the programming language they would choose would be javascript though.

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All you need is to do the Safe Launcher API calls and let the app determine what it needs;

So when you’re reading from the database from the server, Instead tell it to read from a folder that is on the Safe Network.

When you’re letting someone submit, Instead you let them send a file to the Safe Network for storage.

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@dallyshalla So I should be able to do all that (SAFE calls) through Django, right?

I know it all might not work right out-of-the-box with Django, but it should be possible with workarounds, eh?

This is what I was hoping for all along. Glad there’s some hope here!

If not, I’ll just make random mockup versions of the different ideas instead, and accept the fact they won’t run on SAFE

Keep in mind that javascript is actually one of the faster scripting languages out there, so it’s not a bad language to use.

Look into HappyBeing’s work to develop ‘SAFEpress’ I think this is the way to go - build a solid framework to allow anyone to easily publish web content on the SAFE network.