[Zope3-Users] Re: ZCML, practicality, purity (was "Excellent perspective...")

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Thu Dec 22 12:05:39 EST 2005

Florent Guillaume wrote:
> Shane Hathaway wrote:
>> Well, I wouldn't say the people I know "can't get past" ZCML.  They're 
>> smart, and learning an XML schema is not a big effort.  However, for 
>> someone coming from Java frameworks, yet another XML format is a big 
>> mark against Zope, making RoR and other frameworks much more attractive. 
> People are attracted to PHP too. I won't lose sleep over that.

You're speaking in generality, but I'm not.  I'd like to convince about 
10 people that they should use Zope 3 instead of RoR.

> Time and again people fail to realize that Zope 3 wants to create the 
> low level framework right first, and only after that add high level 
> simplifications and shortcuts to have less configuration and provide 
> fastest developer exeperience.
> Of course people aren't attracted to Zope 3 yet because they feel it's 
> complex. And there's a reason: it *is* complex. For now.

So you don't think anyone but hard core Pythonistas should use Zope 3 yet?


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