[Grok-dev] Re: ANN: New Grok Powered Website

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Mon Feb 25 09:54:01 EST 2008


Kevin Smith wrote:
>> Is there a "sites using Grok" area on grok.zope.org? It'd be nice to 
>> get this up there, if you'll agree.
> Yes, if so, please list.

We don't have such a list yet. Thanks for the permission to list it!

I'd be nice to have one definitely. I think we may want to collect more 
than 1 link, as only 1 link may scare people off. Do people have other 
links of Grok-using sites?

> There were a number of issues I've ran into in the past with other 
> frameworks and CMS's in general and specifically. Inefficient data entry 
> when handling large datasets.

It'd be interesting to see a description of how the efficient data entry 
works. I imagine what is efficient depends much on your use cases and 
needs to be geared towards them, but it'd still be nice to hear about 
good patterns you've discovered for this.

> Poor scaling of search indexes to the point of near failure. 

You also mentioned that you had trouble scaling the catalog indexes. How 
did you resolve this problem?

> "Fighting the framework" when trying to change a fundamental behaviour. 
> Unacceptable RPS.

What does "RPS" mean?

> Hours lost trying to understanding  the sometimes complex interactions of skins, layers, 
> templates, styles, and layout. Inablility to adapt and evolve.
> Also,  because I am spoiled rotten by Grok. :)

It's good to hear you feel spoiled now. We need to work on getting the 
message out on how Grok can spoil developers rotten (visions of a Grok 
massaging a blissful web developer lying down on a rock). Any ideas?

> That said, right tool for the right job. I'm open to using a python 
> powered CMS for the right project.

I hope we'll see the publication of a bunch of Grok-powered CMSes in time!



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