O'Reilly: Zope's New Roadmap

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 23, 2001


"John Udell once described Digital Creations' Zope as Python's killer app, the application that was going to have everyone scrambling to learn Python. It hasn't proved to be much of a killer though. Web designers looking for solutions to their documentation management problems routinely dismiss it as overkill, developers as underkill, or too hobbling. ..."

"... Among general promises that Zope will become, like Python, a simple, easy to learn, rapid development tool, the Roadmap also provides details on how the architecture will change. A few of these address Kuchling's concerns. They will phase out DTML in favor of Python and Perl scripting to handle logic and XHTML to handle presentation. They will use a CVS-like revision control system to manage site development. ..." Among general promises that Zope will become, like Python, a simple, easy to learn, rapid development tool, the Roadmap also provides details on how the architecture will change. A few of these address Kuchling's concerns. They will phase out DTML in favor of Python and Perl scripting to handle logic and XHTML to handle presentation. They will use a CVS-like revision control system to manage site development.

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