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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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Chapter 3. The Development Environment

Before we can start building our application, we should set up a suitable development environment. This should as closely as possible mirror the final live server configuration, so that we can test our software locally before deploying it. The environment should also provide appropriate tools to support us during development.

In this chapter we will learn more about the elements of Zope’s software stack and how they can be configured for development. We will also cover some supporting tools and technologies, such as Python eggs and Paste Script.

Prerequisites

Pre-built packages for Zope and Plone are available for many operating systems. These can be tempting, but as developers it is normally better to configure ...

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