[Zope-DB] Help request from a non-developer
jens at dataflake.org
Fri Apr 14 11:43:19 EDT 2006
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On 14 Apr 2006, at 17:35, Christophe Appell wrote:
> My thought was then that I could point both the production server and
> the test server at that DB server. I take it this isn't easy to
> achieve ?
There is no problem setting that up, but it is plain *bad bad
practice*! Do not do this unless you want to risk corrupting
production data by experimenting and developing on the development
>> and you have found the fatal flaw with Zope:
>> it is really hard to separate programming/configuration from the site
>> data. Those two things are intertwined in a single binary file, the
>> ZODB and things that are easy to do from the admin interface (2
>> changes) take a long time to script.
I'm not sure where that opinion comes from. It seems you never
considered any development paradigm Zope offers beyond the barebones
through-the-web style which is less and less used by Zope developers.
> It was my understanding though that you can use an external DB in
> conjunction with the ZoDB, wouldn't it be possible to put my
> client-entered data (form responses mostly) on this external DB ?
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