advice required re migrating php app to python and most likely zope

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Thu Jan 5 22:10:39 CET 2006


Ken Guest schrieb:
> Hi,
> I've two relatively small web applications that are currently implemented in
> PHP and needed to be migrated to python and most likely zope afterwards as
> we're getting a third-party Zope powered CMS later this year.
> 
> There isn't an immediate need for them to be developed as zope
> modules/extensions so I was wondering what the best approach might me -
> especially as they'd be deployed in the middle of a PHP driven website.
> 
> Would I be best off to enable mod_python inside apache for the moment, writing
> good modular reusable code that may|should need minimum tweaks for when our
> Zope CMS comes on-line or should I go the full way and design the web apps for
> Zope from day zero?

If you want ZOPE, the only way is to use it right from the start. There 
is not much you can write as "good modular reusable code", as ZOPE 
imposes quite a few constraints on the way things _have_ to happen. That 
isn't a bad thing! Its just that with ZOPE, you've got to grok what it 
is about to use it, and much things are different from the simple 
one-page-one-script-stuff you ususally come up with in PHP.

So better start with ZOPE right away.

DIez



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