# Overview

Doqu ==== Doqu is a lightweight schema/query framework for document databases. It is not an ORM as it doesn't map existing schemata to Python objects but instead defines them on a higher layer built upon a schema-less storage (key/value or document-oriented). You define models as a valuable subset of the whole database and work with only certain parts of existing entities — the parts that you need. The name "doqu" is a shortcut for *document-query*, the central concept of the library. Installation ------------ \$ pip install doqu Documentation ------------- See the complete documentation_ for details. If it's not complete enough, feel free to ask your questions in the discussion group_. .. _complete documentation: http://packages.python.org/doqu .. _discussion group: http://groups.google.com/group/doqu-users Author ------ Originally written by Andrey Mikhaylenko since 2009. See the file AUTHORS for a complete authors list of this application. Please feel free to submit patches, report bugs or request features: http://bitbucket.org/neithere/doqu/issues/ Licensing --------- Docu is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. Docu is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with Docu. If not, see <http://gnu.org/licenses/>.