Easymode : toolkit for making xml based flash websites

With easymode you can create backends for dynamic flash/flex websites. Easymode makes internationalization simple and outputs xml by default. To tailor the xml to your application, you can transform it using xslt templates, which easymode integrates.

For more info, look at Why does easymode exist?


You can download easymode from:


Or you can do:

  • pip install django-easymode


  • pip install -e git://github.com/specialunderwear/django-easymode.git#egg=easymode

Note the version number in the top left corner and use:

  • easy_install http://github.com/specialunderwear/django-easymode/tarball/[VERSION]

Which, if the version was v0.1.0 would become http://github.com/specialunderwear/django-easymode/tarball/v0.1.0.

If you want to use easymode’s xslt fascilities, make sure to install either lxml or libxslt.


Easymode requires python 2.6, furthermore the following packages must be installed:

  • Django

The following packages might also be required, depending on what features you are using.

  • lxml
  • polib
  • django-reversion


Easymode comes with an example app which is available from github:


To run the example app, you must clone the repository, install the dependencies and initialize the database:

git clone http://github.com/specialunderwear/django-easymode.git
cd django-easymode
pip install -r requirements.txt
cd example
python manage.py syncdb
python manage.py loaddata example_data.xml
python manage.py runserver

Unsupported django features

The following features, which django supports, are not supported by easymode:

Most these features are not supported because the ammount of work to have them was greater than the benefit of having them. However, it could also be that I just didn’t need it yet.

Actionscript bindings

If you are developing flex or flash sites with easymode, you are invited to try out the new actionscript bindings at


These integrate object creation and databinding for easymode’s xml output.