"At the heart of Zope, and what makes it more than just another server-side scripting language, is an object-oriented database (which you can back with a relational database such as MySQL, SQL Server or Oracle). This OODB contains ?Z Objects? (+ ?Publishing Environment? = ?ZOPE?), the most important of which are page templates (written in a server-side scripting language called Document Template Markup Language) and extension objects (?Products?) that are generally written in a combination of DTML and Python. The most impressive Zope Product is surely Squishdot (www.squishdot.org), which allows one to create a Slashdot-style Web site in an afternoon."
"The open-source Zope compares favorably, very favorably, with the most expensive application servers in the marketplace. Do yourself a favor and check out Zope and Python. And if you find yourself playing with them just for the sheer fun of it, don?t tell anyone you read about them in SD Times. We?re far too serious a newspaper to encourage such things."