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 a leading, open source content and customer experience management platform for companies that want innovation and performance driving their websites and other content-driven applications. Extensible and massively scalable, both small and large organizations can rapidly deliver personalized and engaging content across browsers, mobile devices, channels, second screens and endpoints -- all from a single system.

Founded in 2003, dotCMS is a privately owned US company with offices in Miami, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts and San Jose, Costa Rica. With a global network of certified development partners and an active open source community, dotCMS has generated more than a half-million downloads and thousands of implementations and integration projects worldwide. Notable dotCMS customers include: Telus, Standard & Poors, Hospital Corporation of America, Royal Bank of Canada, DirecTV, Thomson Reuters, China Mobile, Aon, and DriveTest Ontario.