dotCMS Announces Book on v1.9

May 26, 2010

MIAMI, FL – 27 May 2010 – dotCMS – the commercial-grade Java based, open source CMS – announced that a book written by a highly-recognized CMS expert will go to print this summer.

"dotCMS from the Ground Up” by Michael Fienen focuses on version 1.9, and covers such topics as implementation, macros and the system’s back end.  The book is broken into 13 chapters, and is written primarily for web developers and content contributors.

 Michael is the Director of Web Marketing at Pittsburg State University. The University’s site is one of many higher education sites in the US that runs on dotCMS. Michael is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit, and recently presented his insights during a webinar on, covering the ins and outs of dotCMS.

“Publishing a book is a small but important step for dotCMS,” said Bill Beardslee, SVP, Strategy and Development at dotCMS. “Every company moves through certain tiers of growth, marked by events as well as revenue. Michael’s book represents such an event and will augment other community resources including our documentation, the listserv, webinars and the IRC channel."

The launch date for the book is late June, and will be sold on and The book will also be available in eBook format. Pre-order information is available at

About dotCMS

dotCMS is the most agile, scalable and secure content management system for enterprise. Built on leading Java technology, dotCMS is an open-source, hybrid-headless content management system that gives developers the flexibility of a headless CMS while equipping marketers with no-code visual content authoring.  Whether you're building a network of global websites, an employee intranet, customer portal, or single page web application, dotCMS helps you manage content, images, and assets in one centralized location and deliver them to any channel.

Founded in 2003, dotCMS is a privately held US company with a global network of certified development partners and an active open source community. dotCMS has generated millions of downloads and more than 100,000 implementations and integration projects worldwide. Notable customers include: Telus, Standard & Poors, Hospital Corporation of America, Royal Bank of Canada, Comcast, Thomson Reuters, Dairy Queen, City Furniture, Varo Bank, Lennox International, Firstmac and Newell Brands.