What is Boomla?
To give you an idea:
- Generally speaking, Boomla solves the same problem as Content Management
Systems do, but in a very different way.
- Boomla is a platform for building websites.
- The entire platform is transactional, like the Web, unlike Linux.
- Forget the LAMP + WordPress stack, Boomla is a replacement for all of it.
Just sign up and go.
- Boomla comes with built-in version control: enjoy undo; access branches on
subdomains like branch.example.com. (No, it is not built on Git, but it’s similar.)
- Boomla is object oriented. Objects and classes are files and file types in Boomla.
- Everything is a file.
- Simplicity. Both for end-users and developers.
- Linux was never designed as a platform for a concurrent environment, which the Web is.
- Encapsulation is a huge problem on the Web. CSS files and assets directories are a mess.
- You have to deal with lots of legacy. 3 users (Linux, DB, CMS), 3 kinds of access control,
2 totally different data stores (DB, FS). Not in Boomla.
- The LAMP stack is a stack, not a platform. Because your website has external
dependencies, version controlling it is extremely complex (eg. PHP extensions are not
part of your website’s codebase).
In the short term:
- non-technical users, who just want a simple website,
- less experienced web developers who want gain powers faster,
- hardcore developers who want to play with crazy new tech.