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The Definitive Guide to Plone, Second Edition by Andy McKay, Fabrizio Reale, Alice Narduzzo, Davide Moro, Maurizio Delmonte

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CHAPTER 10Integrating Plone with Other Systems

Plone's nature is well-connected with the goal of managing web content through the Web and using proprietary (albeit open source) tools, such as the Python coding language and the ZODB object database. But Plone is more than this as well. If you investigate a bit, you'll discover that Python is an easy-to-learn, powerful tool with a complete set of extensions, enriching you with loads of extra possibilities. And Plone is Python. As well, Plone is Zope. And this opens to many other possibilities.

For instances, ZODB provides a nice storage layer for your content because it's so transparent and robust in its operation behind the curtain of Zope. And thanks to its roots in Python and Zope, Plone can ...

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