Iris is a general-purpose, object-oriented and open source Python library.
Iris is inspired by minimalism and DDD; it focuses in particular on versioning (including Maven repositories), web server paths/variables and template-based rendering, but it also deals with other aspects of development, such as I/O.
Iris is written in pure Python - it currently targets Python 2.7, but future support for Python 3 is planned.
- Object-oriented: every module only contains classes
- Minimalistic and, hopefully, inspired by Domain-Driven Design
- Tested: very high unit-test coverage
- Open source
Iris currently requires Python 2 - in particular, Python 2.7 or later.
All the modules reside within the iris package.
The most interesting ones are perhaps:
- iris.ioc, featuring a simple IoC container, that supports transient and singleton objects out of the box and can be extended via OOP by introducing new registration kinds
- iris.versioning, introducing a Version class and a VersionDirectory, that, for example, can return the file having the latest version in a directory
- iris.maven, dealing with MavenArtifact (which describes the Maven properties of an artifact) and MavenRepository, to query a Maven repository using the concepts introduced in the versioning module
iris.web, whose Page class renders a web page, including its headers, ready to be returned as the output, for instance, of a CGI script.
SiteInfoService and RequestInfoService show, in a developer-friendly way, several important environment variables provided by an Apache web server.
- iris.rendering abstracts the templating process by providing a Model class that can be easily reused with different rendering technologies
- iris.vars enables developers to create boolean variables (instances of Flag) whose value depends on the existence of underlying files - which can be useful in some situations where multiple technologies are involved)
- iris.io introduces simple I/O utilities
- iris.strings provides a String utility class, foreseeing a future porting to Python 3
Iris can be downloaded from PyPI, or by using any related tool, such as pip or Easy Install.
To install Iris using pip, just run the following command line:
To install Iris using Easy Install, just run the following command line:
Iris was created by Gianluca Costa. Copyright © 2013 Gianluca Costa.
Iris is released under the LGPLv3 license .