Experience unparalleled speed of development coupled with the reliability & scalability of the JVM

Preside is a leading web development platform running on the JVM. Open source and enterprise class, the Preside platform offers your developers a familiar MVC based experience with unequalled flexibility to build applications, websites and other content led digital products

A reliable product is based on a solid foundation

Preside platform gives you the flexibility to model the content storage model based on your unique requirements, this can then form part of a traditional web CMS or underpin a restful API for a headless CMS system.

Open source & open community

The Preside platform community brings together a wide range of agencies and companies that use Preside as a foundation to support their digital platforms. From bespoke risk management systems to CRMs, from global digital publishers to association websites and across a whole range of size of project our community is growing.

A system focused on the DX (developer/designer experience)

When building the preside platform we thought hard about what we wanted the coding experience to feel like then worked backwards to make it happen. APIs are often an entire afterthought, the Preside system allows your designers entire design flexibility, the platform will not get in your way and your developers will be as productive as possible. The MVC framework provides separation of visual design from function and the solid foundation of the Java application server means your application can take advantage of all that an enterprise stack has to offer to extend and scale your sites.

Multi-lingual and multi-site

Whether dealing with multi-lingual or multi-regional content, preside has the flexibility to store all or partial elements of your versioned content and to flexibly model the storage to suit your organisational needs. 10s or 1000s of Sites can be entirely separate or share common content or business logic elements.

"My clients use Preside as the main framework across a number of complex web builds, we've found it reliable, fast and very flexible."

Jan Jannek

Freelance senior architect

"A very flexible platform, our main system for applications or websites"

Michael Hnat

CEO, bluegras

"We are excited by the uptake of Preside and welcoming new partners and developers who share our vision for an open source system that can meet the needs for simple to highly complex web applications"

Alex Skinner

Managing Director, Pixl8

Get involved

We are an open source project and welcome contributions in all forms. If you want to dive into code, check out our Contributors guide. You can also get involved by jumping into our Slack team to join the conversation.