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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 taken a high-level look at Zope programming concepts, including:

  • Zope as an object publisher
  • Traversal of object graphs
  • Automatic ZODB persistence
  • Zope 2’s concept of “acquisition”
  • Using the catalog to search for objects in the ZODB
  • Describing components with interfaces
  • Using the utility registry to look up singletons
  • Using the utility registry as a general registry of homogenous components
  • Aspect-oriented programming with adapters
  • Zope 3 style views
  • Zope’s synchronous events system

Don’t worry if this is all a bit too much to take in on the first reading. Take a look at the optilux.codeexamples package, and play with the examples there. If you want to explore the namespace at a particular point of a doctest interactively, ...

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