How to easily build Plone custom applications through the web with small development knowledge
When & Where
Time: 11:10 - 11:55
Room: Wessex Suite
Audience: New to Plone, Developers, Integrators.
Plomino is a Plone product which allows to build custom applications entirely from the Plone web interface. It allows to design forms using the TinyMCE editor, and to insert fields, or custom actions directly in their layout. Fields can be basic inputs, but they can also be much more advanced (computed fields, charts, maps, dynamic datagrids, etc.). Forms can also contains custom actions, or dynamically hiden areas. Information stored using those forms can be sorted, filtered, or searched. The application behaviour can be changed depending on the user access rights and roles. With those features, Plomino enables any non-Plone expert to build custom applications quickly and easily.
This talk will introduce to Plomino usage, will present some business cases, and will explain how Plomino deals with standard software development practices (testing, debugging, deployment, server-to-server synchronization, etc.).
I work at Makina Corpus. I have been an IT developer for 15 years, using a lot of different technologies in the following domains: document management, content management, workflows, information and sharing. I have worked with Zope and Plone for 5 years and I have developed different products (like csvreplicata or zgeo.wfs), my main contribution is Plomino.
What I think:
Plone is a wonderful tool, it is very easy to use, but it is getting more and more complex for developers, so newcomers might feel excluded, and it could be a danger in long-term. If we want Plone to remain a successful CMS, we need to provide simple ways to produce applications in Plone (and here I actually mean "application" and not just "content type").