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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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Foreword

by Alexander Limi, co-founder of Plone

It’s always fascinating how life throws you a loop now and then that changes your future in a profound way—and you don’t realize it at the time. As I sit here almost six years after the Plone project started, it seems like a good time to reflect on how the last years changed everything, and some of the background of why you are holding this book in your hands—because the story about the Plone community is at least as remarkable as the software itself.

It all started out in a very classic way—I had just discovered Zope and Python, and wanted to build a simple web application to teach myself how they worked. This was back in 1999, when Zope was still a new, unproven technology, and had more than a few ...

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