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This is the Official Guide on the award-winning SilverStripeprogramming framework, authored by the creators of the open sourceCMS.

 SilverStripe is a robust and flexible website contentmanagement system (CMS) tightly integrated with an applicationframework.  It is open source and embraces modern systemarchitecture and agile development methodologies. Intermediatedevelopers can implement powerful websites and web-applicationsquickly and customize them to their individual needs. Theaward-winning PHP5/MySQL-based system saves not only time andnerves for techies, but also features a straightforward interfacewhich is a joy to use for non-technical content-authors.

 This Guide helps you to:

  • Get started with SilverStripe: Learn the architectureand usability principles that underpin SilverStripe’s modernapproach. Then go through the technical requirements, theinstallation process, and useful tools for your dailywork. 
  • Learn the CMS: Practical examples show you how to usethe CMS as a content author, and how to manage content, images,documents, and forms without technical knowledge. Administratorslearn how to set up permissions and security groups.
  • Develop a custom application: Use MVC and other moderndesign patterns to create well-structured, object-oriented PHP codeand concise template markup. Let the authors walk you throughcreating an interactive recruitment website as practical exampleproject.
  • Extend through clean code and modules: Understand howSilverStripe is built on modularity and how this empowers you tobuild plugins and core extensions in an elegant, maintainablefashion.
  • Use SilverStripe professionally: In-depth topics oninternationalization, security, unit testing, caching, multi-pageforms, and web services APIs ensure that you can build world-classwebsites.

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