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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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Summary

In this chapter, we have seen:

  • How to create a Zope instance and install Plone into it manually
  • The various elements that make up a Zope installation, including the meaning of the $SOFTWARE_HOME and $INSTANCE_HOME environment variables
  • Some background on Python’s setuptools and eggs, and how they differ from Zope products
  • How to use paster and zc.buildout to automate the creation and building of Zope instances in a repeatable manner
  • Some important debugging tools, including pdb, DocFinderTab, and Clouseau
  • A few tips on how you can more effectively help yourself by learning to look at source code, using pdb effectively, and prototyping things with zopepy

This concludes Part 1 of the book. In Part 2, we will learn more about customizing Plone for ...

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