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Professional Plone Development: Building robust, content-centric web applications with Plone 3, an open source Content Management System by Martin Aspeli

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Chapter 1. Plone in Context

Over the past few years, Plone has grown from “Just another open-source Content Management System” into a platform, and from which many people make their living with hundreds of service providers worldwide. Big and small businesses, NGOs and charities, governments and individuals, are building websites, intranets, and specialized applications on top of Plone with great success.

Spurred by advances in Python and Zope, along with increased media attention and credibility, Plone has steadily improved over the past few years. Plone 2.1 (released 2005) and Plone 2.5 (released 2006) were largely focused on incremental improvements and laying the foundations for future leaps in functionality. Now, with version 3.0, Plone is ...

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