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Grok (web framework)

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Grok (web framework)

Developer(s) Grok developers, Zope Developers, Zope Foundation
Initial release 2006 (2006)
Stable release Grok 1.4 / April 4, 2011 (2011-04-04)
Written in Python
Type Web application framework
License Zope Public License
Website .org.zopegrok

Grok is an open-source Web framework based on Zope Toolkit technology. The project was started in 2006 by a number of Zope developers.[1] Grok has since then seen regular releases. Its core technologies (Martian, grokcore.component) are also used in other Zope-based projects.[2][3][4]

The primary motive behind Grok is to make the Zope Toolkit technology more accessible and easier to use for newcomers and, at the same time, speed up application development, in accordance with the agile programming paradigm.[5] To achieve this, Grok uses convention-over-configuration instead of using an explicit XML based configuration language (ZCML) like Zope Toolkit and BlueBream do. Grok uses Python code for component configuration, and has many implicit defaults and conventions. Grok is similar in feel to other Python Web frameworks like TurboGears, Pylons and Django.[6]


  1. ^ "Grok: or what I did on my holiday". Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Announcing five.grok: Grok on Zope 2!". Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  3. ^ "update repoze.grok release". Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Dexterity meet Grok". Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  5. ^ "Why Grok?". Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  6. ^ "Competition". Retrieved 2008-08-30. 

External links

  • Grok website
  • German book with chapter on Grok
  • , a book by Carlos de la GuardiaGrok 1.0 Web Development
  • Article about Grok (in iX)
  • Ohloh project information on Grok
  • Grok at CeBIT
  • Dolmen, an application development framework based on Grok and Zope3

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