Zope QuickStart

Welcome to Zope - a new generation of software that we call a web application platform. Like web application servers, Zope provides very high performance and a strong framework for dynamic applications.

This QuickStart is built with Zope objects -- take a look!

Zope, though, is distinguished by its integrated object database which, when combined with a revolutionary object model, provides a completely unique facility for servicing content managers and web application developers. This outline, implemented in Zope, talks about the various strengths of the Zope platform and some of the other products available for it.

Start working in the management screens

+ Database Integration
+ Content Management
- Application Development
+ DTML Scripting
- External Methods

Sometimes DTML Scripting is not enough to get the job done. Getting into a full featured unrestricted language to extend the application at hand is what is needed. Enter External Methods. External Methods are written in Python and, like Pluggable Brains, have full access to all of the modules available for it. External Methods are natural extensions for Zope objects and are an easy way to interact with other system resources, like already existing Python modules, shell scripts, COM objects, and more. The possibilities are endless!

+ Programming Data with Tabula
+ Adding Object Behavior to Relational Data
+ The Almighty Lever
+ Web to Objects