[Zope3-dev] Zope 3 web root

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Thu Feb 9 22:45:46 EST 2006

Gary Poster wrote:
> On Feb 9, 2006, at 9:25 PM, Shane Hathaway wrote:
>> Roger Ineichen wrote:
>>> That's a very interesting idea.
> It is a very neat idea.  You asked for gut reactions, and I must  admit 
> that I regard the ZODB as more attractive and more central to  the Zope 
> story than some, so my gut reaction is lukewarm.

I agree that ZODB is very central, but I think there are a lot of people 
who would use Zope if they didn't have to simultaneously commit to ZODB 
right away.

>  I can  imagine sites 
> like the ones you described, though, and have even made  one or two that 
> might have used this...though not at work.

The big thing for me is the migration story.  First, I (as a web 
designer, novice or experienced) build a web site for my company or I 
conceive of some fun new idea like del.icio.us.  I make a little site in 
the web root, using Zope technology, with only one dead but familiar 
chicken: filename extensions.  If the site I build turns out to be 
reusable, I graduate into application development, and the transition is 
smooth since I'm already using Zope technology.  I praise the developers 
of Zope for the nice learning curve. :-)

> Come to think of it, maybe it would also be an interesting approach  to 
> a "baked web site" delivery system.

Maybe.  I've come to think of baking as a pretty hard problem, though. 
It's like caching (which is often a hard problem) without invalidation.


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