Pakyow is an open-source framework for the modern web. Build working software faster with a development process that remains friendly to both designers and developers. It's built for getting along.
Pakyow empowers the designer with a view-first development process.
Own The Front-End
The views are created in isolation from the back-end app, giving the designer complete control over the front-end through the entire development process.
Prototypes Made Easy
Create a working, navigable prototype of your app without writing a line of back-end code. Later, add the back-end as a layer on top of the view, leaving the prototype intact.
Views describe what the UI is, not how it's built. Write views in HTML or the template language of your choice; no view logic and nothing new to learn.
It's a simpler way to build web-based software that ships.
Built in RubySuper easy to install with a low learning curve
PerformantUp to 45% faster than Sinatra (see the benchmark)
Logicless ViewsViews are simple and only define how the UI looks and functions
Full TemplatingAll the benefits of a modern templating, like layouts and partials
Syntax AgnosticWrite views in plain HTML or mix-and-match with a syntax like Markdown or HAML
Simplified BackendExpress code consistently in terms of the application's data model
ORM AgnosticPlays well with Sequel, ActiveRecord, and other ORMs
Assuming you have a recent version of Ruby on your system, install via RubyGems:
gem install pakyow
Learn more with the warmup
We've put together a warmup exercise that will walk you through building and deploying a Pakyow application.
Join the community
There's a growing community around Pakyow. We'd love to have you.