[Zope] advice needed
dieter at handshake.de
Sun Oct 26 04:34:55 EST 2003
Andre Meyer wrote at 2003-10-23 11:40 +0200:
> Should I use ZODB or MySQL?
If you have highly structure mass data, use a relational database.
If you have unstructured data (text, images, binary data, ...)
use the ZODB.
> DTML or ZPT?
> I want to make sure that the
> database is safe and can be backed up. Can I access the ZODB using Python
But a ZODB storage can only be accessed by a single process at a time.
You will use ZEO (Zope Enterprise Objects) when several processes
need to access the ZODB at the same time. ZEO is a storage server
that centralized access to the storage.
> How does this work? Should I first learn Python or Zope?
Like with all OO systems, the basics are quite simple but the complete
story is very complex.
Thus, the best approach (in my view):
Look at the Python tutorial (--> python.org).
Read the Zope book.
Look at the Zope tutorial (--> in Zope integrated)
These give you the basics.
Learn more as needed later...
> Can I
> convert an Excel sheet to read into Zope (using Python)?
You can do this via "csv" as an intermediary. You will need
Zope's "External Method"s.
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