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Microsoft Content Management Server by Stefan Gosner, Joel Ward, Lim Mei Ying

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Chapter 12. The Publishing Application Programming Interface

As a developer you will make use of the Publishing Application Programming Interface (PAPI) in almost all sites built with MCMS. The PAPI is a collection of .NET and COM libraries through which you can programmatically retrieve and update content stored in the repository. Furthermore, you can perform custom actions, build interfaces between content and legacy applications, and even create housekeeping batch jobs. The more you know about what is available in the PAPI, the better equipped you will be to make programming design decisions and write better code. Having an understanding of what the PAPI provides will be indispensable to you as an MCMS developer.

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