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Chris McDonough: Preliminary Zope vs. MS Site Server Comparison

Oct 12, 1999, 20:49 (5 Talkback[s])

"This paper will concentrate on comparing Zope against MS Site Server in the role of an "Intranet" server platform, and will compare and contrast the methodologies of MS Site Server vs. Zope application development."

"The bottom line is this: if you want to make money developing stuff with Site Server, be prepared to do one of the following: a) study hard; relinquish most knowledge of things you've learned previously as you'll, for the most part, be "locked-in" to the MS way of doing things; become an ASP/VBScript/JScript master, -- or -- b) accept your fate and become a "development clerical worker" who cuts and pastes bits of pre-MS-written template code to make functional sites. If you want to make money developing stuff with Zope, study hard, use your head, and be creative without those constraints as you can generally make it do whatever you want it to do (it's open source). If you just want something that resembles an Intranet server out of the box for your own company, use Back Office (and thereby use Site Server). If you want control, power, and openness, use Zope."

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