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When Good Code Goes Bad - September Seattle Plone Meeting

by Andrew Burkhalter last modified Sep 10, 2008 09:42 PM

Come warm up for the 2008 Plone Conference and give speaker David Glick praise and feedback as he warms up for his talk at the upcoming conference.

When Sep 16, 2008
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where NPower Seattle
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206-393-2617
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David Glick (bio)


When Good Code Goes Bad: Tools and Techniques for Troubleshooting Plone

Using real issues encountered in the wild, this session will help beginning integrators gain confidence in knowing what to do when Plone fails to behave as expected. Learn how to solve common problems like "My changes aren't taking effect" and "My Zope instance won't start," as well as how to use pdb to investigate more complex Python errors.

This talk is targeted at integrators who have some experience with Plone, but who are not confident in troubleshooting errors and other unexpected behavior. Knowledge of Python is not required, though at least a cursory familiarity with some programming language will make the talk more digestible. The talk will likely include:

  • the anatomy of a traceback (and how to obtain one)
  • demonstrations of debugging some common Plone errors (changes aren't taking effect, zope won't start, Five fails to install due to invalid ZCML, errors in TAL or browser views). This will be the bulk of the talk.
  • pointers to products from the Plone developer's toolkit (Clouseau, gloworm, omelette, DeadlockDebugger, etc.)


Also note: Read about another opportunity to preview talks from the upcoming conference.




Seattle Plone Gathering
Tuesday, September 16th, 6:00 P.M. to 7:45ish P.M.

NPower Seattle
403 - 23rd Avenue South
Seattle WA

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