Plone Boutique: a guide to automated and low-budget Plone 4 development on the cloud
When & Where
Time: 14:55 - 15:40
Room: Malborough Room
Audience: Tutorial, Developers, Integrators, Small Business, Case Study.
Yes, we said development, not only deployment. Plone (http://plone.com) is an attempt to standardize and automate development and deployment practices for small teams of developers working with Plone 4. The base of the guide is a ZopeSkel template that creates a Plone add-on that hold Python code, HTML/CSS, Sphinx documentation for your project and deployment tools. The guide takes design decisions so you don't have to. Deployment is fully automated (with Fabric), all you need to do is run a simple command in your buildout environment.
Throughout the guide we strive to keep costs low but still focus on best-practice and productivity. Outsourcing hosting, code repositories, issue trackers, email and archiving will keep you working on projects that bring you money and not loose valuable time. Running monthly costs for a small developer team with one simple commercial project can be as low as $40 (with each additional project costing another $11).
You will hear about Plone 4, Fabric, Hudson, Munin, iptables, Nginx, CentOS, Rackspace Cloud Servers & Emails, Unfuddle, JungleDisk, KeePass and more.
Nejc Zupan, Domen Kožar
Nejc has been working with Plone since 2006. Since that time he has lectured at several Plone workshops, attended Plone sprints and conferences and even made some small contributions to Plone Core code. For the past 3 years, he's been running a Plone consultancy firm in Slovenia while still being a full-time student on a business-oriented vocational college. More on http://niteoweb.com.
Domen is a Python developer from Slovenia studying Electrical Engineering on University of Ljubljana. He's been working with Nejc on Plone projects for the last 2 years, bringing much insight from other Python frameworks he has used in the past (Pylons, Django). Nowadays, he is very active in the Python Open Source community and has just finished his Google Summer Of Code project for Gentoo. More on http://www.fubar.si.