CMS Made Simple Development Cookbook now on sale
A brand new book by Dev Team Member Samuel Goldstein is now available from Packt Publishing.
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Posted: May 13, 2011 by scotch33
From the Packt publishing site: "Over 70 simple but incredibly effective recipes for extending CMS Made Simple with detailed explanations - useful for beginners and experts alike!
Extend the power and features of CMS Made Simple
CMS Made Simple Development Cookbook will show you how to use custom PHP code to extend the power and features of CMS Made Simple, and make it do exactly what you want. This easy to use guide contains clear recipes that introduce the key concepts behind each approach to extending the CMS, while also providing examples of solutions to real-world problems.
Become proficient with the database and form APIs
You will learn the differences between the various kinds of tags and modules in the CMS Made Simple environment, and to which purposes each is best fit. Each technology is then explored in detail with a series of practical recipes and examples.You will not only learn the basics of creating tags and modules, but you will explore the underlying APIs that you will use to solve real-world website problems. You will become proficient with the database and form APIs, so that the code you write is portable and maintainable.
You'll learn to localize your code and use templates to add its flexibility. You'll master the safe handling of parameters and the creation of secure code. Youâ€™ll be familiar with the CMS Made Simple Developer's Forge, and how you can use it in conjunction with revision control as a community-focused code management system, complete with web-based bug tracking and feature requests. You will learn to code complex interactions between modules, both directly and via the creation and handling of events. You will gain exposure to an array of advanced tips and tricks, along with commentary from the distilled experience of someone who has written dozens of modules.
An amazing wealth of knowledge
The CMS Made Simple Developer's Cookbook offers an amazing wealth of knowledge in approachable, bite-sized recipes. Whether you're new to the CMS or an old hand, you're sure to find valuable tips and information that will have you creating a richer CMS." Some of what you will learn from this book : - Use template logic to achieve complex functionality without installing anything beyond the CMS Made Simple core - Create tags to achieve such varied tasks as filtering content and interacting with web services - Write fully-localizable modules in a maintainable and memory-efficient fashion - Interact with the underlying database using the API for safe, platform-independent access - Render and process complex forms and user interfaces with the Form API - Share your work with the community via the Developer's Forge and shared source-control repositories - Build admin-side panels so site administrators can manage and configure your module - Trigger and handle events for complex interactions with tags and modules.
Buy the book from the Packt Publishing Website