"This paper summarizes current thinking at Digital Creations
about where Zope is going. We plan to evolve Zope in a number of
ways with the goal of making life easier for developers. We want to
allow you to more rapidly develop web applications with Zope and
more easily reuse your code."
"The major goal of evolving Zope is to apply the lessons we've
learned over the last several years to redesign Zope to better
serve developers. This goal is in line with Digital Creation's own
business goal of providing more effective consulting on the Zope
platform. Just like you, we need a platform that allows us to
rapidly deliver rich web services to our customers."
"We intend to make life easier for developers by simplifying the
Zope development model and breaking content management features out
into the CMF add on. The core knowledge required to develop for
Zope will be greatly reduced, allowing you to learn Zope in bite
sized chunks. Additionally, the Zope framework will focus on
consistency and explicitness rather than convenience. We know that
Python is a great language because it has a small core of concepts,
values explicitness and consistency, and has a great standard
library. Zope will follow this lead."