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What is the aim of this website?

TalkQuintagroup - was developed as a place where visitors would be able to engage with Quintagroup on topics important to them concerning information technology industry. All visitors have an access to Blogs written by Quintagroup employees, customers, and analysts. They may visit Quintagroup Forums and let the company know what they think about this or that issue. The topics are broad and relevant, including Zope and Plone Hosting, Zope and Plone Development, Plone Products and Plone Skins, Web Design and Content Management Solutions.

What is Quintagroup?

Quintagroup provides focused consulting, programming and support services to organizations interested in deploying web-based solutions on an open platform. Quintagroup’s Content Management System Development Services address a wide variety of requirements that clients face, from basic author-only website updates (simple content management solution) to sophisticated team-based workflow (Enterprise Content Management Solution). As part of its Content Management Service offering, Quintagroup works in a close cooperation with clients to determine the best solution most suited for their environmental and personnel requirements.

More about Quintagroup - see in About Us section.

What is Plone?

Plone is ready-to-run Open Source content management system that is built on the powerful and free Zope application server, which is written in Python. Plone is easy to set up, extremely flexible, and provides you with a system for managing web content that is ideal for project groups, communities, web sites, extranets and intranets.

Plone is among the top 2% of all open source projects worldwide, with 200 core developers and more than 300 solution providers in 57 countries. The project has been actively developed since 2001, is available in more than 40 languages, and has the best security  track record of any major CMS.

More about Plone - see What is Plone article.

What is a CMS?

CMS (content management system) - is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and, manage a website. Not only do content management systems help website users with content editing, they also take care of a lot of "behind the scenes" work: automatically generate navigation elements, making content searchable and indexable, keeping track of users, their permissions and security settings and much, much more.

More about CMS - see Content Management article.

What is Zope?

Zope is an open source application server for building content management systems, intranets, portals, and custom applications. The Zope community consists of hundreds of companies and thousands of developers all over the world, working on building the platform and Zope applications. Zope is written in Python, a highly-productive, object-oriented scripting language. Zope stands for "Z Object Publishing Environment." It can be almost fully managed with a web-based user interface. Zope publishes on the web Python objects that are typically persisted in an object database, ZODB.

More about Zope - see What is Zope article.

What is Python?

Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel the language encourages the development of higher quality, more maintainable code.

More about Python - see What is Python article.

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