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Apache OFBiz Development by Rupert Howell, Jonathon Wong

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with OFBiz

At the core of Apache OFBiz lies a powerful toolkit facilitating all aspects of software development—the MVC (Model-View-Controller) framework.

The MVC framework is an organizational structure for software. It covers three aspects: data (model), front-end (view or user interface), and logic (controller, the flow of the software). With this powerful toolkit alone, we can build a web-based software quickly. But OFBiz is more than that. OFBiz is also a collection or suite of ready-made ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) components. Many of these components are so reusable and tried and tested, they have become quite core to OFBiz and to businesses that employ OFBiz.

The most prominent and polished aspects in OFBiz ...

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