Here is why I'm bummed about this. Like other people who have posted
- after years of coding perl for money, I have vowed never to do it
again. (I find that it produces encourages unmaintainable code.)
Also, I think my main marketable skill now is Zope. So, were I to
want to find a different job now coding Zope - perl will be expected
to be in my skill set. Other companies using zope will almost
certainly have perl methods laying around that need to be maintained.
So, basically, in order to find a job using zope - I'll have to
relearn, and code in perl at that job.
So, I believe this is enough reason for me to start considering other
web technologies for me, and my company.
>>>>> "PE" == Paul Everitt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
PE> Howdy gang. Below is an announcement that we'll start
PE> distributing over the next 24 hours. I wanted to let you
PE> folks see it first. In summary: Perl Methods.
PE> This isn't a press release, which we'll be doing in the run-up
PE> to the O'Reilly Open Source conference in July, when the code
PE> is closer to being available.
PE> Digital Creations, creators of the Open Source Zope
PE> application server, announced today that it is teaming with
PE> ActiveState, a leading provider of Internet programming
PE> software, to make Perl a scripting language for Zope.
PE> Perl is the predominant scripting language for Internet
PE> applications and is a key success story for the Open Source
PE> software movement. Zope is written in Python, the fastest
PE> growing Open Source scripting language.
PE> "It is clear that the strength of Zope realizes the future
PE> architecture of the Web," says Paul Everitt, CEO of Digital
PE> Creations. "This dynamic architecture, and the people working
PE> with it, are a fantastic match for scripting languages. Thus
PE> it is natural that Digital Creations would team with
PE> ActiveState to make Perl a scripting language for Zope."
PE> "Zope is a powerful content management system that we use
PE> internally," said Dick Hardt, CEO of ActiveState. "By adding
PE> the power of Perl to Zope, we will be able to leverage all the
PE> existing Perl technology that we have as well as bring the
PE> worlds of Python and Perl closer together."
PE> Under this agreement, ActiveState will get Python and Perl to
PE> run in the same application. More specifically, Perl
PE> programmers can code critical pieces of business logic in Zope
PE> "The Perl for Zope project brings the worlds of the two most
PE> important open source programming languages together," stated
PE> Gisle Aas, Senior Developer, ActiveState. "Python programmers
PE> will be able to directly take advantage of the large
PE> collection of reusable Perl program modules, like DBI, found
PE> on CPAN. Perl programmers will be able to program and
PE> customize the Zope web application server using their favorite
PE> The initial developer release of Perl For Zope will coincide
PE> with the O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention in July
PE> 2000. For more information on the project, please visit the
PE> Perl For Zope project page at
PE> Contact Information
PE> For Digital Creations, contact Paul Everitt,
PE> [EMAIL PROTECTED], 540.371.6909x102. For ActiveState, contact
PE> Lori Pike, [EMAIL PROTECTED], 604.713.8433.
PE> Paul Everitt Digital Creations [EMAIL PROTECTED] 540.371.6909
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