The Zope Book says this in its preface FWIW: To make effective use of the book, you should know how to use a web browser and you should have a basic understanding of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and URLs (Uniform Resource Locators). You don't need to be a highly-skilled programmer in order to use Zope, but some programming background (particularly object-oriented programming) will be extremely helpful.
On Wed, 2005-06-22 at 09:04 +0100, Mark Barratt wrote: > Andreas Jung wrote: > > --On 21. Juni 2005 23:04:12 +0100 Mark Barratt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > wrote: > > > >> or there's PHP, where the communities are probably more newbie-friendly > >> and there are loads of tutorials. > >> > > Don't compare PHP with Zope. PHP is a tiny language compared to the fat > > Zope frameworks. Working with Zope on the scripter level (ZPT, DTMl, > > ZSQL) requires similar skills as a PHP programmer. If you want to go > > beyond you have approach open-minded and come a with some solid > > knowledge in programming and understanding architectural issues in Zope. > > But when I read some questions here then I have the impression that > > people except that Zope solves their problems although neither they > > don't understand the problems themselves nor have the basic skills to > > reach the goal. > > That's not a but being newbie-friendly but one can expect as certain > > level of knowledge when you're working with Zope...e.g. the knowledge > > how HTML works (that's something kids learn at school nowadays). > > I agree with all this, though I suspect you underestimate how little > many newcomers know, and not just about HTML, where they may have been > inflicted with Front Page or learned in Dreamweaver, where you don't > have to either write code or do things 'properly'. But also about the > big leap required to get from <title>Something</title> to <title > tal:content="template/title|context/title">Untitled Document</title>. > > I think we (the Zope community) should try to be clearer in telling > newcomers what the 'entry requirements' are. > _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )