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.
|A Basic Example|
|SQL and HTML in Harmony|
|Multiple Data Sources|
What's the secret?
It's no longer a secret... The fastest way to show significant demonstrable returns from your internet/intranet/extranet website is to web-enable existing operational databases. A close second is the design and development of new web-centric databases designed to deliver enhanced sales, marketing and customer service capabilities to your organization. Like we said, what needs to be done is no longer a secret.
How to do it...
Today's most precious commodity? Your time. In Zope (our web application development and delivery platform) and Aqueduct (our relational database publishing solution) Digital Creations has developed a suite of software that lets you work smarter, not harder.
Take for example, Aqueduct. Aqueduct packages your database queries (i.e., the SQL queries) into reusable objects that are made available throughout your website in accordance with the security parameters you establish. Aqueduct supports two-tier and n-tier implementations. Consider the following diagram which depicts a single-tier Aqueduct implementation. This diagram might depict a centralized web server serving data from a centralized database server.
|Web to Objects|