[ZWeb] Zope.org feedback: Welcome to Zope.org

Shane Hathaway shane@zope.com
Thu, 09 May 2002 00:34:48 -0400

Kelvin Brown (via www.zope.org) wrote:
 > Gentlemen, For some reason someone in our Fortune 500 company saw
 > this product and decided it was right for a huge project that we were
 > working on that needed to be shared by people all over the world. It
 > is now a year and a half later and I have been called in to check it
 > out and I must say, the development to this point is a joke. I come
 > from the Microsoft world have implemented a very complex intranet
 > using the entire suite of Microsoft internet tools. I want to be fair
 > but you've got to tell me that this dance between DTML, mySQL and
 > Python cannot be this complicated. And variable passing! Jesus! What
 > we can do in an hour in Microsoft by integrating vbscript, javascript
 > , ado and HTML on ONE PAGE takes DAYS(SOMETIMES WEEKS!) in this
 > environment. Documentation showing real world examples are few and
 > far between, and the ability to dynamically link and exchange data to
 > and from multiple databases(we have one hundred thirty)is totally
 > impossible. Please tell me that I simply do no! t understand this
 > Ease of Use thing that is supposed to be the selling point of Zope.
 > What am I missing? We've bought every book on Zope, Python and mySQL
 > and yet five seasoned developers are still struggling to do the most
 > mundane tasks. Our folders a laden with numerous objects just to
 > accomplish the simplest task. Is there a real world application out
 > there that we can look at to see how we are supposed to be using this
 > product. Thanks, Kelvin L Brown

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