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#Introduction to cppcmsskel

Cppcmsskel is intented to be a framework over cppcms which is itself a framework in C++ to create website

The goal of cppcms is to provide tools to generate automatically new projets/new classes while following a MVC-like design pattern and a strict naming convention of files/classes/variables

NOTE: the project is still at a very early stage, so maybe not production-ready (the underlying cppcms framework is however already pretty stable), it's also mean the I'm currently writing the documentation and so, also don't hesitate to report any ideas/things missings/bugs etc.

#Requirement for cppcmsskel

For this to work we admit you have already cppcms and cppdb (compiled with sqlite3 support, though I will try to remove the mandatory dependency to cppdb in the future to make it optional)

you will also need:

  • python3 (only needed to generate code, the final code is purely c++, and the produced executable is standalone)
  • sqlite3
  • cmake
  • a compiler supporting at least some c++11 (it should compile fine with at least gcc > 4.6 / clang > 3.0)

#Installation instruction

git clone git://
cd cppcms-skeleton
mkdir build ; cd build ; cmake .. ; make ; make install

Note: make install of course require root priviledges

Once it's done you should be able to start your first project with

#Creating a new project

mkdir new_website ; cd new_website
cd tools

then you need to create a file, you can use the example in the "tests" directory cppcmsskel to get a quick working website or you can create your own one based on the file

one done run the script


that will generate the code now you can compile your website by doing

cd ../app 
mkdir build ; cd build ; cmake .. ; make 

it should compile without problems (admitting you've not yet start to add your own code), if not please submit a bug report

after to launch the website you can do

./yourwebsite -c path/to/your/config.js

the one provided by default will run in standalone mode on the port 8080

##More documentation

Some additional information can be found here



web framework in C++ built over cppcms




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