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Product Details

  • Series: Landmark (New Riders)
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Sams (December 12, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735711100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735711105
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,487,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

We hope that you will find this book provides the help you need to make the most of the Web. Zope truly is a new and completely different way to look at web development and content management. As such it sometimes requires a new way of thinking about the problem.

While changing your "way of thinking" can be very difficult, we're excited about it because we feel it enables us to produce much better results, and we think you'll feel the same way once you give it a try.

--Steve, Kevin, Jerry, and Kim

From the Back Cover

To the end user a Zope website appears to be powered by just another web server, as it undoubtedly should. However, web developers need to be aware of some basic principles in order to take the best advantage of Zope¿s special abilities. They also need to be able to develop applications that are effective in gaining intimate familiarity and subtle details of coding practices unique to Zope.

In Zope: Web Application Development and Content Management, emphasis is placed on effectively using Zope at the earliest possible point and then quickly learning to use Zope itself as a powerful toolkit to continue developing the website. Detailed explanations are included to assure that the reader can readily understand the critical role of objects as the building blocks to Zope. In the final chapters special attention is paid to vital concerns of a sophisticated production environment. Zope is a full-featured environment, quite capable of supporting genuine state of the art commercial websites, but not without diligent application of competent knowledge. The needs of mission critical users are covered in detail.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Joel Burton on August 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book tries to cover slightly different ground than "how to start using Zope to develop web sites." If you're looking for a good general introduction to Zope, I'd look at either Beehive's The Book of Zope, or the Zope Book (the online edition at zope.org; the printed version is quite out-of-date).
This book is basically a walkthrough of several products for Zope (the CMF, ZPatterns, ZUBB, etc.) I doubt you'll find that you've learned much about how to use Zope or how to develop for it, rather than a thin bit about how to apply these products.
I also found that this book felt rather hastily put-together, without much continuity between chapters.
The only reason I'd recommend this book is if you're looking to learn about ZPatterns, and chances are, you aren't.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steven Popovitch on February 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have been disapointed by "The book of Zope" and "The Zope book", as they did not help me solve the problems I encountered, or give me a high level vision of how Zope works and how to make the different components work together.
This book is different. It contains all new material, and takes you by the hand on how to build a complex web site, making different components and technologies work together. After my frustration with the other books, I couldn't stop reading this one, and I only wish it had been available sooner.
If you are interested in Zope, and want to build a non-trivial web site, this is an excellent book to get! It will also tell you how to make sure that your web site can scale to lots of users (external databases) or high traffic.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 2002
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This book is both outdated (it discusses extensively Zope extensions that are no longer supported) and incoherent (it is
just a collection of unrelated example projects only loosely
tied together by the common theme of managing some content on a
web site). You're better off with the Zope Bible (for Zope) and the Content Management Bible (for CM issues generally). However,
there are a few useful things in it so if you can get it for
$5-10 as a remaindered book, go for it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "haqa" on February 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
I was kindly asked to read this book and act as a technical reviewer, and I must say that I am glad I did. The book is well written, and has a number of well thought out examples that for the most part demonstrate clearly some of the most complex issues facing Zope Content Managers and Site Designers.
Unfortunately, a few of the examples (And it is only a few) on some of the most important issues, most notably acquisition, contain glaring errors that could confuse and mislead new Zope users.
I say this is unfortunate, because the quality, and pitching of the book, including numerous URLs where more information, or freely downloadable add-on products can be found, is otherwise just about perfect.
Inspite of the problems I have mentioned, I would recomend that all new Zope users get this book, and work through the examples.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "saw_it_first_hand" on February 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
Zope is an exciting Web Application Server. It has the powerful scripting language
in python; it is Open Source Software with strong commercial supports. In fact, the only
thing users and developers often complain about is its deep learning curve, which is
more or less about the lack of good documentation.
This book is an excellent sources for developers. It will jump
start you with a set of essential zope knowledge and products covering serveral
major areas of cutting-edge website architechture:
events publishing (Calendar Tag),
discussion tools and weblog ( ZWiki & Squashdot & CMF & ZUBB & Tracker),
web mail (POPMail & IMapClient & ZmailIn ),
searching ( ZCatalog )
external access,
user management and security
not only it covers in details of the above area and related products, but the
authors did a fine job of making them so easy to follow and understands. Even some
of the most difficult technologies are covered with easy: CMF Tools and ZPatterns,
those two had given me days of headache before were finally making sense to me.
I have read another book before (The Zope Book by Amos and Michel of Zope fame). Both
are excellent and they actually complement each other very well. If you have read those
who complainted about The Zope Book's lack of practical contents (such as database access,
setting up zope with apache etc.), those issues are all dealt in excellent details here
in this book!
If you are one of those who have to deal with every aspect of web-related issues, such as
server setup and administration, web architechture design and development, programmers
and web content design, then this book is a must have!
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