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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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Additional Considerations when Deciding on Plone

Whether Plone is a good base for your application or not will depend on how much Plone offers you out of the box, and how difficult it will be to provide the rest. (For more information, see http://plone.org/documentation/faq/is-plone-for-me.) Usually, this means that your requirements can be modeled in a “content-centric” way, making use of Plone’s infrastructure for managing hierarchical, semi-structured content. Being able to re-use Plone’s workflow-based security model, its tried-and-tested user interface, and its infrastructure for things like user management and other administration tasks also tend to be strong selling points.

At the same time, it is important to bear in mind that to get the ...

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