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.
|Programming Data with Tabula|
|Adding Object Behavior to Relational Data|
|The Almighty Lever|
An exiting new development being worked on for Zope is The Lever. The Lever will give Zope web application developers the ability to crank out and reuse their applications. Zope applications run the gamut of being just folder and document objects to complex data driven applications with pluggable brains and external methods. The lever will enable you to create such an application as a drop-in object. If you use a Tabula or Aqueduct and had a few reports and submission forms to create a shopping cart application for example, it could then be levered and dropped in anywhere as a Shopping Cart object.
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