[ZDP] BackTalk to Document The Zope Book (2.5 Edition)/Introducing Zope
Thu, 05 Sep 2002 23:50:56 -0400
A comment to the paragraph below was recently added via http://www.zope.org/Documentation/Books/ZopeBook/current/IntroducingZope.stx#1-0
This chapter explains what Zope is and who it's for. It describes in
broad strokes what you can do with Zope. You also learn about the
differences between Zope and other web application servers.
% Anonymous User - May 27, 2002 5:06 pm:
The second sentence should read:
You _will_ also learn about the differences between Zope and other web application servers.
% Anonymous User - June 28, 2002 8:56 pm:
I've heard good things about Zope.
Plone looks cool.
I would really like to be able to use this product - but the SLOW PERFORMANCE of the zope.org site forces me
to say no.
I'm going through this site at 6pm (PST) on a Friday night, and it is dog slow. In addition, I can tell from
the dates on the comments that overall traffic is not too heavy.
As a business person, I can tell you that this product will never be as successfull as others out there
unless performance is improved DRAMATICALLY.
% mcdonc - June 28, 2002 9:12 pm:
That was probably me. I was copying large chunks of the Zope Book around and generally otherwise giving
Zope.org a workout. Sorry..
I wouldn't necessarily judge Zope solely on the performance of Zope.org at any given time. There is no other
website I know about that lets psuedoanonymous people *write and run their own code* on the website itself. Lots
of people write bad code. ;-) It's not really the framework's fault. It's intended as more of a demonstration
of the flexibility and security of Zope rather than the raw speed of Zope. Also, FWIW, the comment dates mean
very little. Zope.org does a much more than just serve this book. There are over 20,000 discrete pieces of
content in this site, many of which are writable (not just readable).
Note also that the largest known Zope cluster has serviced peak load of 900 requests per second. I think this
is a good indicator that Zope is fast enough for almost anything, given the right setup and environment.
It's quite understandable to want to judge Zope based on Zope.org, but you'd help yourself by doing a bit
more research before jumping to any conclusions.
% mcdonc - June 28, 2002 9:14 pm:
One other thing: if you think Friday night isn't "geek night" for Zopists who use Zope.org, I'd have to
% Anonymous User - July 27, 2002 11:56 pm:
Yup (in regards to perfomance). I'm admining a site that on a single 200mz (actually 233 underclocked to 200
for stability) debian box , running Zope for multiple department squishdot's and the wiki's (awesome intranet
tool!) , acting as an appletalk fileserver for over thirty machines, email, and even a covert tinymush
server(!) and trust me, Zope is the least of my worries. It gets pounded constantly by departmental dudes
whacking stuff on and off all day. It don't even blink. As to learning Python, don't worry! Theres a tutorial
in the standard python distro that'll have you up to scratch in an afternoon. It's that easy!
% Anonymous User - Aug. 16, 2002 6:21 pm:
I have about 500 hits per second on a songle IIS site. 1 processor - no tuning - no cluster. I use ZOPE and I
like it: But more performance would be very apreciated.
% Anonymous User - Aug. 17, 2002 8:44 pm:
Does somewhere exist a detailed profiling analysis for zope? I mean relly detailed so we could have a look at
bottlenecks... on the other side Zope IS fast and doing the profiling shouldn't be so difficult.
% Anonymous User - Sep. 5, 2002 11:50 pm: