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Practical Plone 3: A Beginner's Guide to Building Powerful Websites by Clayton Parker, Alex Clark

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The tools—or drawing code for fun and profit

Before you start drawing, you'll need to have a basic understanding of several high-level concepts used in Plone.

Archetypes and object-oriented programming

Since Plone version 2.0, Plone has shipped with a product called Archetypes that makes it easy to create new content types. Conveniently, all of the out-of-the-box types in Plone are based on Archetypes, and because Plone is object-oriented, you can base your new types on the existing types. In this section, you'll learn the concepts that you'll need to understand in order to use ArchGenXML to create new content types.

The concept of schema

The first, and probably most important, concept for this chapter is schema. A schema is a description of the ...

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