Bobo and Principia

Digital Creations' new Open Source platform, Zope, derives from a fusion of Bobo, an existing Open Source software tool kit, and Principia, a formerly commercial application server built on Bobo.

Bobo provides the platform's core components. These components have been developed and refined over the course of two years by Digital Creations and the active community of programmers that has grown up around the project.

Principia is a mature and easy-to-use Web application platform built on Bobo that allows high-performance applications to be constructed and managed through the Web, without writing any code. Principia provides a simple HTML interface to the Web object system, many ready-to-use Web objects, and an API for building well-integrated Web objects. Customers of Principia include newspapers, Web-hosting companies, and the federal government. -AL