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Professional Plone Development: Building robust, content-centric web applications with Plone 3, an open source Content Management System by Martin Aspeli

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Competition

Zope had little competition when it was first introduced in 1999. That is no longer the case. Ruby-on-Rails is probably the best known of the new breed of rapid application development frameworks, but Python has a few of its own: Django, TurboGears, and Pylons to name a few. Zope may go head to head with these through a new and exciting project called Grok, which aims to bring techniques such as convention-over-configuration to Zope developers by building a higher-level framework on top of Zope 3. Grok is not yet directly relevant to Plone development, but it is possible that Grok programming will one day be available to build Plone extensions.

The common theme running through all of these developments is greater interoperability. The ...

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