The Shuttleworth Foundation has released SchoolTool 1.0, a web-based open source student information system and calendar server for primary and secondary schools around the world.
The Google Summer of Code is an annual program first held during the summer of 2005. It’s a program that helps student developers to create new open source programs.
The goal of this program is to get university students familiar with open-source software development by working on a summer-long coding project. Participants not only have an opportunity to work on a challenging project, but also receive a stipend of $4500!
Alexander Limi, the main person behind the Plone, recently announced that he has accepted a job offer from Google. He will join their user interface design team. Google has already supported many open source projects through Summer of Code program. It will be interesting to see their approach towards Plone. I believe that its a great news for Plone and only good can come from this.
Nice to see plenty of comments from Python language lovers on “Marketing Python – An Idea Whose Time Has Come“. Very rightly said by John, We need more Py-users spread the faith in Python, If we want to see the growth in Python users, we need to market the language, Lets see what can be done to attract the developers towards Python Language.
Building Websites With Plone by J. Cameron Cooper is a very useful book for beginners as well as experienced Plone developers.
The book is based on Plone 2.0 series, so some specifics might not work with the older versions. The book assumes that you are familiar with ZOPE and python.