Zope and Plone

On Monday night I started looking at Plone. Yesterday, Zope, it's undercarriage, and some of its technologies, including Zope Page Templates (ZPT) with TAL, METAL and TALES, DTML, ZSQL Methods, CMF.

I had "played" with Zope years ago, but without the knowledge of Python I have now. I better understand why Frontier people that knew Python loved it so much back then... and it's definitely improved a great deal since I looked at it last.

One great thing is that there's a Plone.pkg.tar file you can download that will install Python 2.1, Zope, CMF and Plone for you without hassles. I had the system up and running very quickly.

Written on December 11, 2002