Plone or TurboGears for Intranet
yuxi at ece.gatech.edu
Tue Mar 28 17:13:56 CEST 2006
m.wanstall at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just wondering which technology would best suit the development of
> custom intranets in general, things that may be industry specific would
> need to be included (say for an industrial design company the addition
> of internal memos and even extrememly business specific apps such as
> simple inventory control reporting). The other big issue is ease of
> templating as the only Plone examples I've seen have seemed to
> basically use the original template or a slightly customised version of
> it so I'm wondering whether it would be quicker to build it from the
> ground up with TurboGears.
> Any thoughts on the matter are greatly appreciated and any examples of
> EITHER used extensively in case studies or the like would be fantastic!
> Thanks in advance!
For custom applications, you'd be better off looking at Plone's
underlying Zope app server. As an alternative to TG, you may want to
Memos and non-database apps would probably be okay with just Plone. In
fact, for memos, design notes, developer documentation, you'd be best
off considering a collaborative editing solution such as Wiki (of which
there are numerous variants in any programming language you want).
Though some may suggest a single system to fit all needs, unless you
require tight integration (e.g. memos reflect real-time inventory
information), you'd probably do well deploying them as separate "best of
breed" applications. You can customize the UI to make the differences
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