[Zope-dev] ZPatterns Project Help!

2000-11-18 Thread Ben Schochet

I am trying to create a ZPatterns based project and have a few question. I
am trying to create an application that can consist of thousands of object
without running into the ZODB size problems.

* It seems that I need to have separate Racks for each Class that I want to
store with ZPatterns. Is this right?
* What is the difference between Customizer Folders and Specialists? When is
the best time to use each?
* It is my understanding that if I use ZPatterns I can create an unlimited
amount of objects and as long as they are stored in a SQL database then the
ZODB will stay the same size. Is this correct?
* How do I use the option in storage "Object are loaded by accessing
attribute ___"?

Thanks for any help!

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[Zope] [alpha] Allaire Homesite integration with Zope

2000-11-02 Thread Ben Schochet

Are you a Homesite 4.5.1 user that wants an integrated Zope editing environment? 

Please try out my very preliminary attempt at integrating these two great products 
http://www.zope.org/Members/bens/homesite_editor_for_zope. This is a very early 
attempt at making a full-fledged dtml editor. This will allow you to edit Zope files 
through FTP with dtml color highlighting, dtml validation, dtml wizards, attribute 
inspectors and more. I think you will find that even in this early stage this will 
help your Zope productivity. I have a huge list of To-Do items for these extensions 
that will make Homesite as good an editor for Zope as it is for Cold Fusion. 

Need for easy Zope editor
While the ability to edit dtml document through the web is great, I have found the 
lack of ability to create dtml files in my favorite html editor disappointing. 
Homesite is the undisputed editor of choice for most client side web developers (on 
windows). It has great support for html, css, js, and a bunch of flavors of xml. I 
started this project enthusiastically with the goal of making dtml a first class 
citizen on Homesite. 

Community project:
Because of the demands on my time and the large list of features that need to be added 
to this project I’m hoping for a lot of help from the community. As a user I want this 
project complete as soon as possible. Which is why I am releasing this less than half 
finished project very prematurely so we can all spin some Open Source magic together. 
Please send me your thoughts at [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Everyone can contribute:
This project needs help with graphic design, html production, JavaScript and css, and 
of course Zope programming. Also putting together documentation and help screens from 
the vast body of Zope literature. I have big plans for this and could use all the help 
you can give.

Benefit to the Zope community:
A better Zope development environment might draw the “Site Builders” of the world to 
Zope. Currently most are creating sites with inferior technologies like Cold Fusion 
and ASP because of their good developer tools and familiarity of the development 
interface. I think the majority of web developers are afraid of seemingly complicated 
technologies like Zope. Our effort could create the tool that allows people with 
limited development experience to give Zope a try.

Please try it out and send me feedback, comments, and suggestions. 
-Ben Schochet.


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