[Another in a series of posts about moving from Django to Plone. I'm a Plone/Zope newbie writing about my bafflements and enlightenments as they happen. Some of my opinions are certainly wrong. I'm writing this in the expectation that the history of my meandering learning path may be useful, or at least entertaining, to future Plone … Continue reading Django -> Plone: Portlets, Viewlets, Zcatalog, Aspects
[This continues from my previous post about my Django-to-Plone odyssey. My first post in the series explains why I'm learning Plone, and the caveats that apply.] For your enlightenment or amusement, here are some things I'm bumping into this week. Skins vs. browser directories From the Plone Theme Reference and other sources, I've learned about the … Continue reading Django -> Plone: Things that make me go, Hmmmm.
I've finished reading The Zope Book (2.6 edition). Although understanding of Zope 2 is nowhere near as complete as my understanding of Django, I at least now understand how to create and administer a Zope-based site. Huzzah! Minor grumbles: The Zope Book's latest editions are 2.6 (released) and 2.7 (in progress, this will be the … Continue reading The Zope Book
[This continues from my first post about my Django-to-Plone odyssey.] I now understand more of Plone's underlying concepts. I can't yet create a non-trivial Plone site from scratch in a reasonable amount of time, but I'm getting closer. I've read some of, and have temporarily put aside, Professional Plone Development. I've read a few of the on-line tutorials … Continue reading Django -> Plone: Light Bulbs, differences, irks
This is the first of what might be a series of posts about learning Plone. I've worked in Django since January 2006, when Joe Heck, Karen Williams, and I built the now-defunct TrenchMice site. I haven't done any Django work since March, when I joined Fisher Communications, but I've followed the mailing lists and blogs. And I … Continue reading Moving from Django to Plone