Design Powerful websites using this definitive guide to the award winning SilverStripe framework.
SilverStripe is a robust and ﬂexible website content management system (CMS) tightly integrated with an application framework. It is open source and embraces modern system architecture and agile development methodologies. Intermediate developers can implement powerful websites and web applications quickly and customize them to their needs. The award-winning PHP5/MySQL-based system saves not only time and nerves for technical users, but also features a straightforward interface that non-technical content authors will find a joy to use.
This guide helps you to:
Get started with SilverStripe: learn the architecture and usability principles that underpins SilverStripe. Go through the technical requirements and installation process, and learn useful tools for your daily work.
Learn the CMS: practical examples show you how to use the CMS for managing content, images, documents and forms without technical knowledge. Administrators learn to set up permissions and security groups.
Develop a custom application: use MVC and other modern design patterns to create concise template markup and well structured, object-oriented PHP code. Let the authors walk you through the creation of an interactive recruitment website as practical example project.
Extend through clean code and modules: understand how SilverStripe is built on modularity and why this empowers you to build plugins and core extensions in an elegant, maintainable fashion.
Use SilverStripe professionally: in-depth topics on internationalization, security, unit testing, performance, multi-page forms and web service APIs ensure that you can build world-class websites.