Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Article on ACS x Zope

Posted by Don Baccus on
"One of the things that makes Zope so hard to get a hold of is that you can't really leverage most of your existing
    skillset against it and still do super-customized sites. You need to learn about the ZODB and acquisition, DTML
    syntax, object orientation, the difference between a "document" and a "method", ZClasses, etc."

You know ... web sites just aren't that hard.  I think that might be Zope's major problem.

Now, writing the systems and applications that underly websites IS hard.  AOLserver's fairly complex.  Postgres is a lot more complex.  GIS engines are complex.  Etc.

The ACS has lots of parts but is simple.  If Zope is as complex and hard to understand as you indicate, perhaps the creators, not potential users, should be seeking enlightenment...