[Zope3-dev] Re: Zope 3 web root

Gary Poster gary at zope.com
Tue Feb 14 10:38:06 EST 2006

On Feb 13, 2006, at 5:36 PM, Martin Aspeli wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 07:51:34 -0000, Chris Withers  
> <chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
>> Scripts and RBDMS are the fast food of the web development world,  
>> not the salad. Looks nice, tastes great, eventually leaves you fat  
>> and unhealthy. ZODB and maybe an ORM is the greens for me, it  
>> might not be to everyone's taste at first, but it's the best  
>> option in the long run...
> I think that's certainly true for content-centric applications,  
> which is what people seem to build the most of in Zope. But if you  
> were storing 80 million records of numbers and short strings that  
> you needed to query across multiple dimensions, you'd probably put  
> them in postgresql.
> Zope 3 should really have a better story on SQL. Not replace the  
> ZODB, but show how in your code you best deal with an RDBMS. I  
> think that should leverage existing python APIs and ORM tools (I  
> think there's a place for both SQL-style queries and ORM, depending  
> on how much you need "ad-hoc" queries or at least complex, one-off  
> representations of data, and how much you need one logical view of  
> your data), but there should be patterns and integration layers (if  
> needed) to show how to get data from an RDBMS into a view, how to  
> make an edit form for that data, and how to integrate that with the  
> rest of your probably content-centric application.

FWIW, I like this Zope RDBMS vision.


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