Spiked is a Python Web development framework built on a top of Twisted and Cheetah. Writing applications in Spiked is centered around creating fragments: dynamic portions of your application which in code look like Python classes with corresponding Cheetah templates, which are later grouped together into areas and pages. Collections of pages form Spiked applications. One could say that Spiked is front-end oriented framework. It also provides facilities for plugging in custom data back-ends.