# Background

This tutorial presents a :mod:repoze.bfg application that uses technologies which will be familiar to someone with :term:Pylons experience. It uses :term:SQLAlchemy as a persistence mechanism and :term:url dispatch to map URLs to code. It can also be followed by people without any prior Python web framework experience.

To code along with this tutorial, the developer will need a UNIX machine with development tools (Mac OS X with XCode, any Linux or BSD variant, etc) or he will need a Windows system of any kind.

This tutorial is targeted at :mod:repoze.bfg version 1.2.

Have fun!