Where Code and Content Meet - Design Patterns forWeb Content Management and Delivery,Personalisation and User Participation
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A practical go-to reference for Web developers programming custom software for Web sites

Most advanced Web sites or Web platforms have specific requirements that go beyond standard functionality; to meet such requirements, it's often necessary to develop custom software. This is the point where code and content meet, and where this book begins. Where Code and Content Meet presents a collection of real-world, tried and tested patterns that address content-related aspects of custom software development for advanced Web sites or platforms.

Mined from a series of successful Web projects, the patterns represent collected expertise of designers from several software development teams and serve as a practical guide to designing your own content-related custom components for your Web project. The patterns are independent of specific tools and technologies, and focus on non-functional requirements, with the overall goal of defining sustainable software architecture.

  • Presents a collection of tried and tested software patterns mined from a series of successful Web projects
  • Includes checklists for managing Web projects and real-world patterns from PLoP conferences
  • Illustrates use of software patterns through a case study that runs throughout the book and gradually evolves as the patterns are applied to it, one by one
  • Covers content modeling and content organization, navigation, findability, personalization, and user participation

By employing the software patterns included in Where Code and Content Meet, you'll learn how to program custom software faster and more efficiently.


Andreas R?ping is a member of the patterns think-tank, Hillside Europe, and has acted as the chairman of several EuroPLoP Conferences. He has 12 years industry experience of software development, including working as a software engineer and consultant at sd&m software design & management AG in Germany. Andreas currently works as an independent consultant at rueping.info and as speaker at Deutsche Informatik-Akademie.


Foreword vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xvii

Introduction xix

Chapter 1 Architecture Overview 1

Content Management and Content Delivery 3

Dynamic Content Delivery plus Caching 9

Sensible Client-Side Interaction 14

Listener-Based Synchronisation 21

Layered Architecture for Content Delivery 25

Chapter 2 Content Management 31

Content Type Hierarchy 33

Decoupling of Content and Navigation 39

Dynamic Content Linking 45

Taxonomy Based on Keywords and Categories 49

Workflow-Based Validation 54

Chapter 3 Content Delivery 61

Content Services 64

Navigation Manager 73

Search Manager 78

System of Interacting Templates 83

Template per View 89

Self-Contained Pages 94

Chapter 4 Personalisation and User Participation 99

Content Filters 101

Asynchronous Personalisation Engine 107

Segment-Specific Caching 111

Condensed Effectiveness Reports 115

Decoupling of Edited Content and User Contributions 118

Input Channel for User-Generated Content 122

Chapter 5 Deployment and Infrastructure 127

One Web Application for Content Delivery 130

Dedicated Development and Production Environments 135

Smooth Relaunch 140

Planning a Project 147

Choosing a Content Management System 161

Final Remarks 169

Pattern Thumbnails 171

Glossary 179

References 187

Index 191