Andreas and others, Thanks for your response. I think my confusion lies in the idea that not everyone uses Java (though they may talk about it). I do not see everyone using Java. In fact I see very few large or successful companies using it. Even Sun and IBM develop their core components in C/C++. GNU, Linux, MySQL ... all C/C++. Ditto Oracle. In my market, we've been able to easily outpace and perform competitors going the J2EE route, and for a lot less money.
In regards to web development, the list of technologies being implemented is overwhelming. It took extensive research to find and settle down to Zope. In my research, I found it took 57 complex files to develop a simple and ugly J2EE application to display a list of cars from a database (various Ant, xml, jar, war and other files). In Zope this can be done in 2 objects, and it integrates nicely with apps like Dreamweaver, so it looks and feels nice. We often find the need to integrate with other products and when we do, either the product's manufacturer a) is interested in market share, or b) they avoid change. For companies who are into market share they often use a greatest common denominator technology such as C, Perl, or HTTP. Java does not play nicely here. Companies who avoid change usually do so because they produce large-scale or small market systems, and change is too expensive and hard. In this case Java, again, does not play nicely. In Java it seems that not only do you have to figure how to interface with others, you have to figure out how to do it in Java as well (which is not trivial). Zope and Python seem better at translating thoughts into code, and doing so with the right balance of object orientation, and scalability. Zope provides a solid framework for development and scalability, while providing mechanisms to include and deploy very custom and specific features in a standardized way. -----Original Message----- From: Andreas Jung [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2006 4:03 PM To: David Johnson; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Zope] Java vs Zope --On 1. Januar 2006 14:04:16 -0600 David Johnson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Good afternoon. I am new to Zope and I am excited about its > possibilities. We are an ASP and plan to use Zope to improve our > development process. I see that many people use J2EE based environments. > Does anyone > understand why? Why would anyone use Java? Because everyone uses Java! When you work in an environment were Java is already used then you usually use Java instead of Python. And there are environments where Python is possibly the better solution. You just need to compare the efforts to integrate an existing environment with your solution...then you choose your tools. -aj _______________________________________________ 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 )