In this article we are going to know how Python plays an important role in Zope Development. Python is a high level programming language which is preferred by more developers, because of its simplicity, reliability and easy interfacing. Python can able to run on all major operating systems such as Windows, Amiga, Linux/Unix, Mac, OS/2, BSD, etc. It attracts many programmers towards it, because it is very easy to learn and write programs in Python. The Python developers have written many applications in Python language, which are used in Python Development. The code written in this language is very readable. It is most similar to Ruby, Clojure, Groovy, Haxe, and Smalltalk. It can be easily interfaced with C, ObjC, Java, and FORTRAN. Python is very flexible and expressive. It is the best language to be used for solo projects.
Python is packed with rich libraries and many add-on packages to tackle specific tasks. Many companies like GOOGLE, Yahoo, and IBM use this Python, because it’s a fun and a dynamic language. Python provides more tools for both the developers and the system administrators. Python supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative and functional programming styles. Python used in many business, government, non-profit organizations, Google search engine, YouTube, NASA, the New York Stock Exchange, etc. Python used in many applications such as web applications, science application, image applications, games, mobile application, 3D CAD/CAM application, console application, audio application, internet application, software development, etc. Python is an excellent language for learning object orientation.
“Zope” – An Open Source Application Server and Content Management Framework
Zope stands for “Z Object Publishing Environment”, and was the first system using the now common object publishing methodology for the Web. Zope has been recognized as a Python killer app, an application that helped put Python in the spotlight. It is written in Python language, with performance critical parts in Cee language. The Zope community is one of the largest and most professional open-source communities worldwide. It is specialized in content management solutions, portal content management, and custom applications. Zope can be easily integrated with standard databases like Oracle and MySQL. Zope supports the operating systems Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP (standard, server, and professional edition), Linux, FreeBSD, etc.
Python in Zope Development
Zope is based on the object oriented language Python, which is easy to learn and comprehend. The majority of the Zope code is implemented in Python, with the exception of a small number of core modules implemented in C for performance reasons. Python provides various numbers of web frameworks Django, Flask, TurboGears, Tornado, Pyramid, Pylons, web.py, web2py, Grok, Zope2, etc. Zope has grown into a family of frameworks over the years. Zope 1 was released in 1999. Zope 2 is a web framework and a general purpose application server, which is primarily used by Content Management Systems. Zope 3 is both a standalone framework and a collection of related libraries, which are also included with newer releases of Zope 2. All of the Zope frameworks include the ZODB, an object database for Python.
BlueBream is an open source web application server, framework and library, created by the Zope community and formerly known as Zope 3 (a web framework written in the Python programming language). It is licensed under the Zope Public License (BSD like, GPL compatible license). It is best suited for medium to large projects split into many interchangeable and reusable components. BlueBream uses the powerful and familiar Buildout system written in Python. BlueBream implements Python Web Server Gateway Interface WSGI using Paste, PasteScript, and PasteDeploy. Zope is a one of the important Python Application Framework, which is created the BlueBream. It is a basic framework providing the templates. Python also plays an important role in the development of other frameworks.