[FRPythoneers] Considering programming our own school adminis tration system in Python... need advise.
BSimons at geographix.com
Fri Jul 11 11:00:13 MDT 2003
>What does it MEAN to use an application server?
Excellent question. Not knowing the answer, I Googled a few pages here:
and one comment that I especially liked:
"The application logic (here, the business logic) is embedded in some
form, let that be an EJB or CORBA [or Python] component, and the
application server allows us to get the services provided by those
Your project idea is an easily understandable problem that's helped
me--a web programming ignoramus--understand web services a lot better.
From: Brian Jarrett [mailto:bjarrett at garcoschools.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 22:00
To: frpythoneers at lists.community.tummy.com
Subject: RE: [FRPythoneers] Considering programming our own school
administration system in Python... need advise.
>Zope is an application server. Almost any kind of web app you can
Hmmm... maybe you've hit on something here. I think I'm having trouble
coming to grips with the idea of an application server in general. I
also haven't really seen anything in the Zope documentation that would
clue me in.
Most of the stuff I see basically covers how to use object-oriented
concepts to handle dynamic web content (you know, documents, news, etc.
-- more of the cmf stuff) which I can understand.
What it boils down to is this: What does it MEAN to use an application
server? How do I use Zope to serve an application? Why not just
mod_python in Apache?
Personally, I don't like the whole DTML language. I'm definitely more
at home using a language to generate HTML or maybe XML dynamically.
Any further enlightenment would be appreciated.
Thanks for the responses.
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