[ZDP] BackTalk to Document Zope Developer's Guide (2.4 edition)/Components and Interfaces

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    Here is a very simple component that says hello.  Like all components,
    this one generally consists of two pieces, an interface, and an

      from Interface import Base

      class Hello(Base):
          """ The Hello interface provides greetings. """

          def hello(self, name):
              """ Say hello to the name """

      class HelloComponent:

          __implements__ = Hello

          def hello(self, name):
              return "hello %s!" % name

      % Chris Gray - Aug. 23, 2002 12:44 pm:
       This information and these sorts of examples as presented here by themselves are all but useless to someone
       very new to Zope development. Where do these classes go? How do I install them in Zope? How do you
       instantiate the classes? How do you access the instantiations? How can I experiment with this code? You seem
       to be presenting all the high-level information without any practical information on how you actually put it
       to use. The equivalent would be a beginner's book on Python that assumed you would read the source code for
       the interpreter to discover how to invoke it. It seems to me there is a large gap between what you would
       learn from the Zope Book and what you need to make use of the information presented here.

      % Anonymous User - Oct. 3, 2002 5:15 am:
       I must say I have to agree with Chris.
       A few days ago I picked up a PHP book, and in 20 minutes I was up and running with my first PHP code
       I'm keen to choose Zope because I've been using Python for while but all this documentation is so nebulous!
       I've been reading for days and am still totally vague as to how to get even something elementary happening.
       I know there are fabulous people behind Zope and Python. I wish they could hear comments such as those of