Book: Open Source Development with CVS

This is an introduction both to the use of the CVS source code control system and to the process of open source development using CVS. The CVS-specific parts of the book are available online.

CVS is only one of many source code control systems, but it is one of the most common. Newer projects such as arch and Subversion are aiming to provide new, better replacements for CVS.

Book: The Zope Book

This is a nice introduction to the Zope web publishing system, the system used to create this website. The currently published edition is a bit out of date, however, so you might try the the online version.

Zope is a python-based object system with a web-based interface. It’s a lot of fun to work in, though I’m only beginning to scratch the surface of all its features.