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Free Software Magazine: Introduction to Zope

Dec 19, 2005, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Zope is a web application server, similar in concept to proprietary products like Cold Fusion. However, it is free software that is available under the GPL-compatible Zope Public License, which is very similar to the BSD License. Zope was designed with the specific goals of creating a powerful, secure framework for the development of robust web-based services with a minimum of effort.

"However, Zope's biggest distinguishing characteristic is how closely it models the language it is written in: Python. In fact, many of its features are directly derived from its underlying Python structure. Because of that, it's difficult to truly understand or appreciate Zope without having a basic knowledge of Python. This article, the first in a two part series, is intended as a high-level introduction to the language. Next month's instalment will build upon this by demonstrating practical examples of Zope code..."

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