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Mark Ramm @ DjangoCon 2008: A TurboGears guy on what Django could learn from Zope 2008-09-16
By tseaver

A really nicely-done presentation analyzing the costs and tradeoffs of the "monolithic" development culture of Zope2, and recommendations for avoiding the pitfalls.

Post DZUG 2008 Sprint Report 2008-09-14
By tseaver

Notes on work done and proposed during the sprint, 12 - 14 September 2008.

Adding Console Scripts to a Plone Buildout 2008-09-11
By tseaver

In a straight 'setupttools'-based application, adding one or more console scripts is straightforward: you just declare them in the, and set setuptools build them for you. However, when using zc.buildout for Plone 3.0.x or 3.1.x, you have to arrange to get the non-eggified Zope2 products on the path, which is not easy. This recipe works for me.

More on repoze.urispace 2008-09-04
By tseaver

I blogged yesterday about the fact that I had docs online for the repoze.urispace package, but didn't do much to motivate readers' interest: repoze.urispace should be interesting if you have an application which needs policies which vary based on "where" in the site the request is addressed. Examples might include: fine- grained security, theme selection, caching policies, etc.

Docs online for new repoze.urispace package 2008-08-31
By tseaver

I have uploaded Sphinxified documentation for repoze.urispace, a library package which implements most of the W3C URISpace spec for use in WSGI middleware. I'm planning to use it to select themes and rulesets for Deliverance based on the URI; other uses might include setting caching headers, or doing some flavor of "declarative security" in middleware.

Avoiding Temptation: Notes on using 'unittest' effectively 2008-07-24
By tseaver

Notes on getting the most mileage out of tests written with the Python unittest module

Ten Years of Python Web Programming 2008-06-22
By tseaver

Looking back at ten years of programming web applications with Python, and musings on what lies ahead.

Products.plone_gs 0.1 Released 2008-05-25
By tseaver

I just uploaded version 0.1 of a new product to the Cheeseshop. It provides partial GenericSetup support for the tools present in a Plone 2.5.x site. I will be tracking issues against the product at

zc.buildout vs. "plain" setuptools 2008-04-23
By tseaver

A brief proposal on how and when one might prefer to use "standard" setuptools features, rather than relying on zc.bulidout.

My Two Cents 2008-02-07
By tseaver

I'd like to thank the Plone Summit organizers for inviting me to the summit, even though I decided not to go (I just got back from a week in Japan, and boy are my arms tired).

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