[ZDP] BackTalk to Document The Zope Book (2.5 Edition)/Introducing Zope
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 10:44:03 -0400
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So what do you get when you download Zope? You actually get a lot of
things. Zope consists of several different components that work
together to help you build web applications. Zope comes with:
A Web server -- Zope comes with a built in web server that
serves content to you and your users. Of course, you may
already have an existing web server, such as *Apache* or
*Microsoft IIS* and you may not want to use Zope's. Not to
worry, Zope works with these web servers also, and any other web
server that supports the Common Gateway Interface (CGI).
A Web based interface -- When you build web applications with Zope,
you use your web browser to interact with the Zope *management
interface*. This interface is a development environment that lets
you do things like create web pages, add images and documents,
connect to external relational databases and write scripts in
An object database -- When you work with Zope, you are mostly working
with objects that are stored in Zope's object database. Zope's
management interface provides a simple, familiar way to manage
objects that resembles the way many common file managers work.
Relational integration -- You don't have to store your
information in Zope's object database if you don't want to,
because Zope works with other relational databases such as
*Oracle*, *PostgreSQL*, *Sybase*, *MySQL* and many others.
Scripting language support -- Zope allows you to write web
applications in a number of different languages, like
"Python":http://www.python.org/, "Perl":http://www.perl.org/, and
Zope's own Document Template Markup Language (DTML).
% Anonymous User - July 23, 2002 6:23 pm:
Sentences like "You actually get a lot of things." are a waste. It's why so much documentation is long and
unfinished. The information content of that sentence is 0 or even negative. It pushes an opinion. It causes
us to wonder if the author is sticking to the facts or has an agenda. We, the readers, will decide what we
care about. And if we do care about quantity, we will judge for ourselves whether it is "a lot". Fluff is
very annoying when skimming rapidly for meat.
% dave_newton - Aug. 12, 2002 8:33 pm:
% Anonymous User - Aug. 14, 2002 10:44 am:
for a reference guide is may be superfluous, but it outlines a good point in a introduction