Cameron Cooper's Plone Book Released

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Learn from Plone expert Cameron Cooper how to develop all the skills you need to become an accomplished Plone developer.

Built on the powerful and popular Zope application server, Plone is regarded as one of the best and most powerful open source content management systems. Many compare it favorably to high-end commercial content management systems. "Plone is a seriously powerful system" explains Cameron Cooper, "but it is so different from anything else that sometimes people get totally lost." 'Building Websites with Plone' explains how Plone works, shows how to use its many out-of-the-box features, and explains how this highly flexible system can be extended and customized.

Cameron's deep understanding and fluid writing style make even the most complex aspects of administrating and developing Plone websites easy to understand. Beginners and experienced Plone users alike will find this book invaluable

"I wanted to write something that was not just a resource book or a manual" continues Cameron, "but that would really teach people how to work--and think--in Plone. A big part of that was writing to solve problems before people asked them, and I had a pretty good idea about what people ask after helping out on the mailing lists for years."

Building Websites with Plone covers a lot of ground not previously documented in other books available on the subject, for example:

-SQL integration

-CustomizationPolicies and SetupWidgets

-content i18n, PloneLanguageTool

-using existing tools

-modifying existing Zope objects to be Plone content

-XML-RPC, REST, SOAP interaction

-RSS syndication

Like any feature-rich, complex system, Plone can have a steep initial learning curve. This makes good documentation essential for both the beginner and expert alike. For users new to Plone, this book provides a structured pathway through set up and initial customization. Experienced Plone developers will learn how to leverage the full capability of this powerful application.

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