I got a question about
apparently it is pretty hard to find a real handy short
introduction. The resources I'd like to recommend are the
following. The ArchGenXML documentation
area in general
gets additions from time to time, so that's a place to watch.
- ArchGenXML - Getting
. Still the main resource for learning most there is to know about
ArchGenXML. It is a big tutorial, so it is easy to miss things. Also
it is really missing images. Words can only tell you a limited
story. Room for improvement here (note to self). Some especially handy
including an image :-)
overviews. Essential reading. Just browse through this
list and you get an idea of the special things that ArchGenXML
supports. It'll stick in your subconcious memory for when you
- ATContentTypes subclassing
- How to subclass
tells you how to subclass plone's default content types like News,
File, Image, Page, Folder. Real handy, real timesaver.
- Introduction video
- Get your feet wet with
shows you how to set up zope and plone and how to develop content
types with ArchGenXML.
A second video that's good to watch is Better web
apps that compares plone,
ruby on rails, j2ee and some others. ArchGenXML isn't mentioned, but
in the final showdown, plone content types are generated from UML,
giving plone a hidiously good overall score. Taken with a grain of
salt, it is great to watch.
- Online support
- If you want support, there are two main ways. IRC
and mailinglists. IRC is a great way to get support. I recommend the
#plone channel over the
#plone is much more
active. For the mailinglists, the "Archetypes Users list" is better
than the "Plone Users list", as plone.user has much more
activity. Your post is more likely to be noticed on archetypes.user.
The addresses are on the plone support
page. (Note that I subscribe to the mailinglist using gmane instead
of actual mails).