Boston.com Selects Zope

By Deane Barker on October 8, 2003

Boston.com’s Flexible Redesign: In other CMS selection news, Boston.com has picked Zope for their redesign.

“Between dealing with the feeds from the Globe and all of our partners, this solution allowed us to do the most customization, which is what we needed. Though open source, Zope4Media came out of the box with a software framework, an information repository, and a user-interface toolkit. We were able to hit the ground running and built a content management solution that fit our business needs rather than revamping our business to fit into a vendor’s product solution.”

I’ve played with Zope quite a bit, and I can vouch that it’s amazingly powerful, but it takes everything you know about Web development and flips it on its head. It’s a new…religion, really; a complete departure from the “standard” Web development techniques of ASP, PHP, JSP, ColdFusion, etc.

I have no doubt, however, that if you took the time to really learn it and dig into it, you can get Zope to do some amazing things. I was just reading the other day about Hawaii’s e-governemnt portal, which runs on Plone, which is an extension of Zope (what’s with all the made-up words?)

Via CMS Wire.

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