[Zope] Frustrated with Python and Frameworks. Zope, Grok, , Django,
maupin at pastrytech.com
Tue Nov 27 12:20:29 EST 2007
Rene B <rb2.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm beginning to think there's nothing out there for a newbie python
> programmer like myself. I'm a Network Admin that likes programming but
> doesn't have the time to get really proficient at it.
> Out of all the ones I've researched I like
> Zope 2 the best. Not sure why. I want some thing easy. I like DTML. It's
> easy. I know why ZPT has it's advantages but for ease of use it doesn't come
> close to DTML. Most people like me wont be building complex web sites and I'd
> be the only working on it meaning I'll do the HTML layout and code the dynamic
> portions of it. So I don't' need to worry about an HTML editor getting
> confused with the dynamic languages mixed in blah blah blah.
Then your search is over. Just use Zope 2.
I'm in almost exactly your position. I learned DTML because at the time
the Zope tutorials all taught it first (they probably still do), and
since I'm never going to be editing code except by hand, I don't worry
about DTML tags getting messed up. Also, unless something has changed
you need to use DTML somewhat for ZSQL methods. And anything that's
tricky to do in DTML/ZPT should probably be in a Python script anyway.
Frankly, I've created half a dozen Zope sites over the last four years,
two of them fairly active medium-sized sites ( letsdating.jp and
gamesocks.com ), and Zope is basically just a fancy-pants container for
my Python scripts. It works beautifully. I know I'm not using the
"full power" of Zope, but as a container for Python scripts and with the
power of acquisition - one of my absolute favorite aspects of Zope 2 -
it makes development a snap.
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