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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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Glossary

Let us now take a step back and consider our development environment in more detail.

The table below summarizes the various terms and technologies that you will encounter in this chapter. It pays to be familiar with these names, because you will find them again not only throughout this book, but also in other Plone documentation.

Term

Definition

Zope installation

Zope consists of Python code, C extensions, configuration files, documentation, scripts, and utilities. Collectively, these are known as the Zope installation.

Software home

The part of the Zope installation that contains the main Zope runtime. This is found in the lib/python directory of the Zope installation. The full path is assigned to the $SOFTWARE_HOME environment variable when ...

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