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LinuxProgramming: Zope 2.1.6: An Alternative Application Server

Jun 08, 2000, 12:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Foster-Johnson)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"Quite a few sites display a powered by Zope logo, which can lead you to ask: what exactly is Zope anyway? Zope is a Web application server, but that phrase means a lot of different things to different people. Most Web application servers support Java servlets. Some support Enterprise Java Beans, or EJBs. Zope does neither. Instead, Zope is an application server for applications written in the Python scripting language."

"Zope, short for Z Object Publishing Environment, is radically different from Java-based application servers, most notably by the replacement of Java for Python, a popular scripting language."

"Like Java, Python is an object-oriented language, but unlike Java, Python is considered a scripting language rather than a traditional programming language. In this day and age such distinctions tend to blur. One clear distinction does remain, though: Python is clearly not as mainstream a programming language as Java."

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