Python in a hospital application please help

Nils Kassube nika at
Sat Nov 10 22:59:16 CET 2001

"Achim Domma" <achim.domma at> writes:
> depending on the detailed requirements of your application I would stick to
> a web based solution with Zope. If you use SSL your data is encrypted on the

However, you should think twice before using Zope for mission-critical
data. I was a big fan of Zope but at work we're currently facing serious
stability problems. These are not new issues but have been experienced by
many others for years and several releases. Just search the Zope mailing 
lists for "Zope hangs", "Hanging Zope" and so on.   

> wire. You are free to use Zopes database (ZODB) or to use another one. The

I recommend using a real RDBMS with SQL like PostgreSQL for your
content. Then you're not held hostage by one project. Also if you need
ACID support in your data model, the ZODB is not up to the task.
However it's fine for storing the presentation layer for which Zope
and its DTML language is a very nice solution. If later you decide
that Zope is not for you, you can always switch to another platform.

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