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Plone 3 for Education by Erik Rose

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Start your extender

There are several competing ways to start on a new extender:

  • A free Java application called ArgoUML lets you draw out your extensions as a UML diagram, which you run through a code generator, ArchGenXML, to create your actual product. However, ArgoUML is notoriously buggy and confusing to use, and the simplicity of most extenders makes it a bad trade-off.
  • The ZopeSkel templates for the paster code generator, which we will use in the Going Live and Styling Your Site chapters, include one for making Archetypes types. Rather than taking a UML file as input, paster asks a series of questions via the command line and then lays out the skeleton of a product. It then provides a command-line interface for adding functionality. A future ...

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