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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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Learning to Help Yourself

During development, there will probably be times when you are stumped. Plone is fairly well-documented, but the documentation is certainly not perfect. The mailing lists and chat room are great resources if you need help, but it is also very important to learn how to help yourself.

Use the Source, Luke!

Python’s readability is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing, because it is normally possible to read the source code and find out what is going on. A curse, because this sometimes makes developers a little lax about documentation.

One of the first hurdles new developers should overcome is any undue respect for the Python files that make up Zope and Plone. There is (almost) nothing magical about them. In this chapter, ...

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