Content Management Systems: Concepts and Realization

Module Code
Module Coordinators
Peter Kneisel
Martin Karry
Short Description
The students learn the core components and tasks of a CMS. They are able to evaluate existing CMS and are able to plan their own CMS.
Learning Objectives

Students know the current paradigms of popular Web-based CMS. They have an overview of the current implementations of CMS. The students can evaluate them and are able to plan and implement its own approach.

  • PlugIn-Conepts
  • Group-/Rollconcepts
  • Assetmanagement in CMS
  • Separation of design and data
  • Requirements for CMS-Frameworks
  • Sessionmanagment
  • Important Patterns
  • Requirements for a CMS from the perspective of users, administrators, editors and developers
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
6 CrP; an estimated 180 hours, of which approximately 60 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Lecture 2 SWS, Exercises 2 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points

Examination prerequisite: Presentation with elaboration

Examination; Project

Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)
  • Alex Kempens: Das Joomla! Entwicklerhandbuch Addison-Wesley
  • Patrick Lobacher: TypoScript Kurz & Gut O' Reilly
  • Eric & Elisabeth Freeman: Head First - Design Patterns O' Reilly
  • Christian Wenz: JavaScript & Ajax Galileo Computung
Prerequisite Modules