[Zope] starter application for zope 2.x

David bluepaul at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 1 16:29:08 EST 2006

Tim Nash wrote:

>Does anybody have a zope 2.x application that you usually use to start
>building products with? I have combed the products at zope but they
>generally are built to demo a particular functionality. I am looking
>for an application that ties a lot of ideas together such as:
>1. something that covers users registration,
>2. building tables out of data stored in zodb,
>3. getters and setters for objects in the zodb,
>4. How to collect a variable in one page and pass it on to another
>page where it modifies the data displayed,
>5. working with Sessions, etc.
>6. coverage of the most commonly used DTML snippets
>7. coverage of the most commonly used ZPT snippets
>8. Test framework with setup scripts
>I guess what I'm looking for is a template for a real application, not
>for the individual pieces of functionality. I imagine that some of you
>who do full time zope development would have at least two of these
>"starter" applications, One for when the data is primarily stored in
>the zodb and one for when the data is primarily stored in a relational
>db. I think an application like this would help people get up and
>running with building (and testing) zope products. Also, it would help
>if the products on zope.org where ranked in some way so newbies like
>me can know what the community has found to work well.

It does sound like you are just getting into Zope.  The learning curve 
is tough at first  but well worth it.   Have you read the Zope Book? 
(its on zope.org)  It covers almost all of your questions (some of which 
will answer themselves when you understand Zope better).
You tried the tutorial that comes with Zope? 

I'm tempted to suggest you go straight to Zope 3.  Maybe some other 
listers can better inform you about that choice.


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