Technology - Web Development 9 - Frameworks & Content Management Systems


We discuss Microsoft’s ASP.NET and Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and the widely used ColdFusion web application framework. We then discuss some of the major Content Management Systems, including wiki, Stellent, Drupal, Mambo, Joomla, Plone and Ruby on Rails. We also discuss control panel software which enables entirely web-based management and uploading for multiple users on virtual web servers.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Microsoft IIS
    • 2.1 Active Server Pages (ASP)
  • 3. Common Language Infrastructure
    • 3.1 Java bytecode not suitable for other languages
    • 3.2 Protection of source code
    • 3.3 CPU and Operating System independence
    • 3.4 Dependence on Microsoft frameworks
  • 4. ColdFusion
    • 4.1 Capabilities
    • 4.2 ColdFusion alternatives
  • 5. Content Management Systems
    • 5.1.1 Long URLs and complexity
      • 5.2 Stellent
      • 5.3 Wikis
        • 5.3.1 Wide applications
      • 5.4 Drupal, Mambo, Joomla and Plone
        • 5.4.1 Users and workflow
        • 5.4.2 Modular extensions
      • 5.5 Ruby on Rails
    • 6. Control Panels
      • 6.1 cPanel and Plesk
      • 6.2 Commercial and open-source control panels
    • 7. Related reports

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