[ckan-discuss] Basic orientation to CKAN
sean.hammond at okfn.org
Tue Aug 21 11:44:48 BST 2012
> Hello everyone,
> I'm doing a technical review of CKAN to assess if and how we might use
> it as an open data platform here at the World Bank. I'm trying to "get
> under the hood" so to speak. So far I've finished the installation and
> started to dig into the documentation. But I'm starting to hit some
> roadblocks and need some advice.
> I have several years of developer experience of the LAMP variety, but
> almost none with the frameworks that CKAN is built on (e.g., python,
> postgresql, solr, etc.). And CKAN in turn seems to build on several
> Python-specific frameworks like genshi and pylons. My instinct is to
> learn both by reading the manual along with the code, But to a newbie
> such as myself, it's difficult to ascertain what is specific to CKAN
> versus what is Pylons or even some unknown (to me) framework. Can
> anybody recommend an orientation or roadmap to come up to speed?
> I was optimistic when I found the "Roadmap" link:
> http://ckan.org/developers/roadmap. But unfortunately it's broken.
> Thanks in advance,
Glad to hear that you're interested in CKAN! You bring up a good point,
we could probably use a high-level overview of the architecture of the
CKAN source code to be added to the 'For CKAN Developers' section of the
For now, here's a quick overview that I've thrown together this morning.
This should help you do dive into the CKAN source code. I hope this is
what you were looking for:
I've also created a ticket to get something based on this overview added
to the docs for a future version of CKAN:
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