Dmitry Dvoinikov writes "Just released is a conceptual middleware development environment in (and for) Python called Pythomnic ("Pitomnik" is a Russian for "breeding nursery, reserve"). Recognizing the building as a process in time, Pythomnic focuses on creating an environment in which fault tolerant redundant services can be built. Pythomnic is designed so that source code updates, releases and reconfigurations are made at runtime without any visible service interruption. Likewise, external systems (ex. databases) can be switched at will, with no request lost. Multiple Pythomnic instances running on different machines call each other transparently, thus provoking distribution and redundancy. To complete the picture, a handful of syntactically transparent fault tolerance templates make easy to write fault-tolerant code. "