Since June 2020, I’m doing a podcast reading of the entire Content Management Bible, 2nd Edition, originally published back in 2000 or so.
I read the book shortly after the 2nd Edition was published in 2005. It was early-ish into my career in content management, and it introduced me to a level of architecture and concept that I hadn’t experienced before.
Up to that time, I had been doing small projects in Classic ASP with Microsoft Access databases, but the book revealed a completely different world. Slowly but steadily after this change in perspective, my career evolved in this direction.
I’m very interested in CMS history, and I’m trying to analyze the book to identify what has changed in the industry, and what challenges are so transcendent that we’re still struggling with them today.
This book has 1,063 numbered pages (excluding the index), and another 48 pages of front matter, spread among 40 numbered chapters in five parts, along with a foreword, preface, acknowledgments, introduction, and epilogue.
The length of chapters varies considerably, from 7 to 75 pages. I’ll likely split some of the larger chapters up into multiple episodes. There will be additional episodes for the front matter, the epilogue, and hopefully a wrap-up at the end with some lessons learned and comparison to where the industry stands today.
It seems reasonable to estimate that there will be 50 episodes.