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From the Frontiers of Research to the Heart of the Enterprise
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA


Apache

Tutorial

Integrating Databases with Zope
Kent Hoxsey, www.smoking-gnomes.org
Carl Rendell

Track: Python
Date: Monday, July 22
Time: 1:45pm - 5:15pm
Location: Marina IV

The purpose of this tutorial is to explore some of the challenges of integrating databases into the web space, without imposing restrictions based on toolset. We will integrate data from a couple different databases into a demonstration intranet, and show how that integration provides additional flexibility and insight to web users.

The demonstrations will show how the technique applies to data in several different database systems, as well as how to integrate disparate systems seamlessly.

Outline:
  1. Basic Terminology and Techniques
    • Data as Content
    • Metadata, and Indexing
    • Cataloging 101
  2. A Simple Example
    • Publishing a work queue (MySQL)
  3. Building a simple dashboard
    • Creating measurements against db objects
    • Publishing Customer Service metrics
    • (Oracle)
  4. Hard Stuff- Complex Composites
    • Integrating Customer data
    • Build a complete view of a Customer
    • (Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server)



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