[Zope3-dev] Re: Zope 3 web root

Dario Lopez-Kästen dario at ita.chalmers.se
Tue Feb 14 02:17:04 EST 2006

Shaun Cutts said the following on 2006-02-14 07:37:
> Martin,
> Here here! I'm just learning to cross the gap starting from the RDBMS
> side. Just our initial deployment will have a DB growing by about 30K
> numbers per day, day in and day out. There are various workflows that
> are driven by this data. The parts of these that need people are now
> supposed to be available via Zope3.
> In my case, the business logic is in python, so I don't need (or want)
> to access the db directly, but I do need "hollow", paged containers that
> live in the ZODB themselves but display data that lives elsewhere. I've
> started implementation, (... stumbling along so far... any comments on:

I have very similar needs, though in my case I want to use Zope as the 
GUI-engine and value-adder for a lot of integration work we do.

I have seriously considered trying out Django and similar tools to see 
if they would fit better with the kind of applications I need to do, but 
I really like the power that Zope as a platform offers, even in Zope 2.

In an ideal world, Zope can be used as a toolkit for *applications*, not 
just content-centric solutions. Lots of the features that zope2/3 has 
make a lot of sense in terms of designing applications in general, even 
outside the content-centric mind-box.

If the tools and feature that Zope provide become easier to integrate in 
an non-Zope envireonment, I think that Zope will eventually come out as 
the tool of choice for any projects that needs to do more than "setup a 
simple website", which in my experience amounts to about 80% of the use 
cases out there :-).

So I think that Shanes proposal is a step in the right direction.

My 0.02 SEK


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