CubicWeb - The Semantic Web is a construction game!

CubicWeb is a semantic web application framework, licensed under the LGPL, that empowers developers to efficiently build web applications by reusing components (called cubes) and following the well known object-oriented design principles.

Main Features

  • an engine driven by the explicit data model of the application,
  • a query language named RQL similar to W3C’s SPARQL,
  • a selection+view mechanism for semi-automatic XHTML/XML/JSON/text generation,
  • a library of reusable components (data model and views) that fulfill common needs,
  • the power and flexibility of the Python programming language,
  • the reliability of SQL databases, LDAP directories, Subversion and Mercurial for storage backends.

Built since 2000 from an R&D effort still continued, supporting 100,000s of daily visits at some production sites, CubicWeb is a proven end to end solution for semantic web application development that promotes quality, reusability and efficiency.


The impatient developer will move right away to Installation of a CubicWeb environment then to Set-up of a CubicWeb environment.


Narrative Documentation

A.k.a. “The Book”