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TOC for the Zoop Manual
Phase-Requirements, Featured
Updated Feb 4, 2010 by


This page just ties together the top level items in the Zoop wiki to form a sort of manual. Some things to keep in mind:

  1. All of the documentation here is still in a fairly primitive state.
  2. All information in this manual and on this website relates to to the development branch of zoop. The stable version can be found at
  3. In addition to the information in the wiki there are API docs included with the source. They are found in doc/api inside the main distribution.
  4. Notice that only one of the below pages is actually defined.
  5. One great source of information are the examples in the examples directory of the main distribution.
  6. If you really want to get going quickly sign up for The Zoop users mailing list. Right now it is very low volume so even simple questions tend to get answered very quickly. In addition to getting prompt help for the user, asking questions to the mailing lists helps us to get a good idea of what type of information people would like to see in the docs.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting started
  2. Zones: The Zoop controller
  3. Gui: The Zoop view/templating system
    1. Layouts: Sitewide, reusable templates
  4. Databases: How to interact with the database through Zoop
    1. DbObject: A wrapper for database entities
    2. Zoop SQL: database connections and executing raw SQL queries
  5. Forms: How to handle client side validation, server side validation and saving of forms in Zoop
  6. Debugging: How Zoop helps with debugging
  7. Error handling: Error handling in Zoop
  8. Config: Configuring Zoop and Zoop applications

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