Sharp is not a CMS: it's a content management framework, a toolset which provides help to build a CMS section in a website, with some rules in mind:
- the public website should not have any knowledge of the CMS — the CMS is a part of the system, not the center of it. In fact, removing the CMS should not have any effect on the project.
- The CMS should not have any expectations from the persistence layer: MySQL is cool — but it's not the perfect tool for every problem. And more important, the DB structure has nothing to do with the CMS.
- Content administrators should work with their data and terminology, not CMS terms. I mean, if the project is about spaceships, space travels and pilots, why would the CMS talk about articles, categories and tags?
- Developers should not have to work on the front-end development for the CMS. Because life is complicated enough, Sharp takes care of all the responsive / CSS / JS stuff.
Create, update or delete any structured data of the project, handling validation and errors.
Display, search, sort or filter data
Execute custom commands on one instance, a selection or all instances
Using a clean and documented PHP API to create list, forms, show pages, filters, searches, commands, ...
Taking advantage of custom Vue.js-based components for uploads and image cropping, multiselects, lists, autocompletes, ... all responsive, and without having to write a single line of front code.
A Sharp instance for a demo project is online here: sharp.code16.fr/sharp/open in new window.
Data of this demo is reset each hour.