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LinuxWorld's Gifts for the Linux Lover
. . . the Web developer
Zope is dope. Here is a complete publishing system that has been used successfully by many sites. The Python programming language, which serves as the interface for building complex scripts with Zope, is both easy to learn and easy to compile for really fast execution. Zope provides all you need to create an intelligent Website, including the necessary tools, discussion forums, database interfaces, DHTML coding, integration with XML and objects, and so on. With all it does, this tool could fetch thousands of dollars, but Zope provides it for free.