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The idea behind Maxscape is, to collect and integrate the software to implement a
'generic web server', whereat 'generic web server' comprises the features, common to most
or all websites.
With Maxscape content, templates and even server side scripts are consistently
stored in a rational database, such as Mysql or Oracle. This approach
brings the power of databases and the SQL language into content management as
well as to application programming.
Maxscape runs on LINUX and other UNIX systems. It comprises a 'Development and
Integration Environment' (build integration chain), a 'Basic Server Platform'
(HTTPD server, database, programming language with libraries), an 'Application
Programming Interface' (modules and functions for content management and
application programming) written in Perl and a 'Runtime and Application Development
System' (Directory structure, data model and process management).
Maxscape has been used as a content management and application server in several
commercial projects. Being the Vereinsbank's Internet server and the Intranet
server of T-Data (Deutsche Telekom), it has proven it's applicability, robustness
In fact, Maxscape was the first platform comprising an open source HTTP server,
a database (e.g. Msql, Mysql, Oracle), a scripting language (Perl) and a server API
(implementing a content management system and an application server) delivered as
an easy to install distribution.
The intended audience of this paper are persons and companies involved in the
design, implementation and administration of websites and services. It is
focused on publishers and programmers, who have to provide dynamic one to one
applications on an Intranet or the Internet and have to maintain a large amount of data.
If you have to (re-)design and maintain large and complex web applications
and it is difficult to make the right decisions, then you might have a look at
Maxscape. It provides the key features and components to implement high quality
This manual gives only a brief overview about the main features, the basic architecture,
the design and the components of Maxscape. It is not up to date and needs to be refined and
worked out. Many features are not described. It is neither comprehensive nor is it complete,
and there is only this (d)english version, so far.