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*The* Plone administration reference,
This review is from: Plone 3.3 Site Administration (Paperback)I've just finished reading Plone 3.3 Site Administration by Alex Clark, an eagerly awaited book of Packt Publishing, and I'm glad to say that it really exceded my expectations.
After having read the first two chapters with excelent procedures for installing Python, basic packages, a C compiler and finally Plone, I got a little confused when I faced some non administration-related sections like "Customizing site navigation", "Adding new content types" and the "Appearence" chapter. These sections, with buildout specific examples though, were a little off topic in my humblest opinion.
Anyway, after those pages, I dived into *the* Plone Administration reference book I was seeking:
* In detail LDAP integration (chapter 4)
* Essential maintenance tasks like backing-up, packing and log-rotating (chapter 5)
* Excelent step-by-step recipes to configure several alternatives to de facto industry standard web servers, cache servers and load balancers (chapter 6)
* Straightforward and very useful security tips (chapter 7)
I particularly liked the way the author summarizes all the buildout configuration options exposed across the whole book in "Analyzing the contents of our buildout", chapter 8.
It's true that most of the topics coverd in the book can be found in other already published books or online references, but what technical book is not?
As I said above, Plone 3.3. Site Administration is, for me, the Plone Administration reference that was missing and thankfuly is already with us!