Plone is an open-source content management framework, built on the top of the Zope application server and written in Python. As a ready-to-use Content Management System with a focus on usability, Plone makes it easy for content authors to create and edit web content.
Plone is also used by developers, as a framework for building content-centric web applications such as dynamic websites and intranets.
Packt Publishing has published a new book on Plone 3, titled, Professional Plone Development, http://www.packtpub.com/Professional-Plone-web-applications-CMS/book.
It focuses primarily on the developer-oriented aspect of Plone.
What will you learn from this book:
How to set up a suitable development environment
The importance of automated testing of any code you write
How to perform Plone customizations in a manageable, re-usable fashion
Techniques for branding Plone and changing its look and feel
How to safely install and manage third-party add-on components
How to create your own content types
How to create new forms and templates
Ways of interacting with external relational databases
Techniques for managing users and custom user metadata
Using PloneÃ¢â¬â¢s new AJAX framework to build dynamic user interfaces
How to set up Zope and Plone in a production environment
How to connect to an LDAP/Active Directory repository for authentication
How to configure a caching proxy to improve Plone's performance
More details about the book can be read at: http://www.packtpub.com/Professional-Plone-web-applications-CMS/book
Alexander Limi, co-founder of Plone has written a foreword about the book. It can be read here: http://www.packtpub.com/article/Professional-Plone-Development-Foreword-...