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LinuxPlanet: The Zope Application Server Revisited

Jan 07, 2000, 19:57 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

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"One of the most noteworthy things about the open-source world is that no good idea is ever wasted; if it doesn't succeed the first time around, it's generally recycled through a few iterations until a wider audience is reached."

"Such is the case with Python and Zope. Python has a devoted user base; while this base may not be as large as the user base associated with Java or Perl or Tcl, it's still significant enough to warrant serious consideration in discussions of scripting and programming languages. That's because at its core there are a lot of good ideas within Python about how data should be handled in an object-oriented fashion...."

"In this review, we're evaluating Zope as an application server. This isn't to say that the other two areas aren't worthy of consideration, but the application-server market is exceptionally competitive right now, and is one in which Linux solutions are still in short supply despite the presence of Cold Fusion, Bluestone Sapphire/Web and IBM WebSphere."

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