The Book of Zope
No Starch Press
402 pages, w/ CD
Retail Price: $34.95
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In the Open Source world, Zope is the leading application Web server for
content management, and in enabling web sites that are personalized, feature
rich, and e-commerce capable. Written in Python (on my list of to dos to
learn), a fully object-oriented programming language, the components included
with Zope are quite extensive, and can be extended further through Python.
Zope runs on Windows and most versions of Unix.
Besides a Web server, included is a search engine, Web page templates, an OOD
(object-oriented database) with transactional support, and numerous management
tools. The book eases you through the process of installing Zope, with coverage
of networking concepts, use of external data such as XML, and Zope specific
components such as DTML, ZClasses, and ZCatalog. The book serves as a practical
guide for enabling a web site through Zope. Zope has really come a long way
as an alternative platform for applications and content management.
The authors, Beehive, specialize in Zope-enabled web sites for organizations