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 content management system that helps global enterprises with multiple brands, subsidiaries, and franchises manage, optimize, and scale content across languages and channels.  Brands such as Dairy Queen, Newell, Firstmac, Telus, and Comcast have chosen dotCMS for its unique ability to manage thousands of sites and consolidate multiple CMSs onto a single, unified instance of dotCMS to streamline content management across teams while saving money on platform costs.

dotCMS’ universal approach to content management also means that companies have the choice to deliver content traditionally or headlessly. Headless developers can work within the front-end framework of choice while still providing marketers with visual editing tools so they can go to market with their business-critical content and decrease their dependency on technical teams.