Extending Python in C is easy once you see how it all works, and an extension of Python is equally easy to package up for Zope. The hard part is wading through the different documentation sets in search of the nuggets of information you need, and Michael has collected them for you in this article.
Zope (the Z Object Publishing Environment) is an application server that is gaining in popularity. But what is it? What's an application server, anyway? How does all this compare with nice familiar paradigms like CGI? More importantly, is Zope a fad, or is it here to stay?