[Zope-CMF] Store development with CMF (new guy)

Eric CESTARI eric@ohmforce.com
Tue, 27 May 2003 09:01:21 +0200

Hi all,

I've been a lurker here for some time, and now it's time to step up ... 
First thanks to you guys for making such a nice platform to develop on !

I plan to completely rewrite my company's website (currently PHP) in a 
CMFPlone solution.
The pros are completely obvious, yet I have a few questions so that I 
can do it the Right Way(tm).

We have a 30,000+ user Postgres database. I feel it is not a sensible 
solution to store this in the ZODB, and I'd rather keep it in Postgres 
and use exUserFolder and ZPopyDA.
Am I right, or can I get rid of this complexity ?

Those user would be members not allowed to add any content except in 
the forums, and fetch our products updates (based on the products they 
bought), demos and free stuff.

I also plan to use CMFCommerce as my store backbone. Our CC processor 
gave us a couple of Java classes to connect to their servers, I will 
certainly use JavaPythonExtension to connect to it. Are there any 
pitfalls on this path ? (I had so many problems with PHP/Java, we ended 
up having PHP including URL from a Tomcat server).

Anyway I'm glad to take on development on CMF, though the walk looks 
steep on the first miles :)


PS : Hey Marc, are there any plans to add CMF hooks in Plugzilla ? Nice 
to meet you here :)

Eric Cestari
Audio Plugins
Ohm Force