This is a general question about SilverStripe's suitability for integration in separate web applications. My gut feeling is this would work, but sometimes the devil is in the detail and you only know for sure when you're half way down the development path.
I'm looking for a way to incorporate a CMS 'service' in a web site I am developing as a part of my final Web Dev Diploma project. This might sound a bit odd, but we are free to incorporate some functionality that is not our own code into the project if we wish.
My objective is to provide "non-technical' users with a way to add, edit and manage specific content types within my website. This could be such things as articles, news , and simple adverts, etc.
All the rendering would be handled by the 'core' website but the CMS side would be done via this separate 'service', providing a simple and intuitive way for 'non-techie' users to create and manage their own content. Format and styling would be completely under the control of the 'core' website however.
I've looked at Joomla & Drupal as they fit with my PHP environment, but these behemoths are just to big and complex for what I want.
What do you reckon? Worth pursing SS as a viable option?
My PHP skills are at an intermediate level at present but I'm comfortable with more advanced techniques such as OOP, MVC, and the use of patterns.
PS ... keen to support something kiwi made as well :)