The Masonite Web Framework With Joe Mancuso


August 12th, 2018

43 mins 20 secs

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About this Episode


Masonite is an ambitious new web framework that draws inspiration from many other successful projects in other languages. In this episode Joe Mancuso, the primary author and maintainer, explains his goal of unseating Django from its position of prominence in the Python community. He also discusses his motivation for building it, how it is architected, and how you can start using it for your own projects.


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  • Your host as usual is Tobias Macey and today I’m interviewing Joe Mancuso about Masonite, the modern and developer centric python web framework.


  • Introductions
  • How did you get introduced to Python?
  • What is Masonite and what was the motivation for creating it?
    • How does it fit in the current landscape of Python web frameworks?

  • Why might someone choose to use Masonite over Python frameworks?

    • If someone isn’t already decided on using Python, what are some reasons that they might choose Masonite over frameworks in other languages?

  • Can you describe the framework architecture and how it has evolved over the lifetime of the project?

  • What are some examples of projects that have been built with Masonite and what aspects of the framework are they leveraging?

  • For someone who is starting a new project with Masonite what are some of the concepts that they should be familiar with?

    • What is their workflow for starting their project?
    • How does that workflow change when working with an existing application?

  • What are some of the plans that you have for the future of Masonite?

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