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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: cocoon-2.1 README.txt CREDITS.txt announcement.xml
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2003 16:39:37 GMT

On Tuesday, Aug 5, 2003, at 16:40 Europe/Rome, Steven Noels wrote:

> On 5/08/2003 11:49 stefano@apache.org wrote:
>
>>   new marketing strategy and dealing with all the due credits and 
>> copyright restrictions
>
> Thanks for the copyright stuff! Some remarks:
>
>>   +  Apache Cocoon is a web development framework built around the 
>> concept
>>   +  of separation of concerns (that is: allowing people to do their 
>> job
>>   +  without having to step on each other toes) and 
>> component-oriented web   +  RAD.
>
> The term RAD has a very (out)dated sound in my ears. Surely RAD is OK, 
> but people will hear RAD and understand '4GL'. My rephrasing:
>
> Apache Cocoon is a web development framework built around the concepts 
> of separation of concerns (making sure people can interact and 
> collaborate on a project, without stepping on each other toes) and 
> component-based web development.
>

+1

>>   +  Cocoon implements these concepts around the notion of 'component
>>   +  pipelines' modelled after the 'process chain' concept where each 
>>   +  worker specializes on a particular operation. This makes it 
>> possible
>>   +  to use a Lego(tm)-like approach in building web solutions where
>>   +  these components can be hooked together into pipelines without
>>   +  requiring further programming.
>
> That first sentence is very 'jserv-like'. ;-) I would reduce verbiage 
> into:
>
> Cocoon implements these concepts around the notion of 'component 
> pipelines', each component on the pipeline specializing on a 
> particular operation. This makes it possible to use a Lego(tm)-like 
> approach in building web solutions, hooking together components into 
> pipelines without any required programming.

+1

>>   +  We like to think at Cocoon as "web glue" for your web application
>>   +  development needs. But most important, a glue that can keep   +  
>> concerns separate and allow parallel evolution of the two sides,   +  
>> improving development pace and reducing the chance of conflicts.
>
> "What two sides?"... Also, maybe we should sound a little bit stronger:
>
> Cocoon is "web glue for your web application development needs". It is 
> a glue that keeps concerns separate and

+1

>
>>   +  Cocoon has been designed to interoperate side-by-side with your 
>> J2EE
>                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> "coexist and interoperate"? (introducing more verbiage ;-)

+1

>>   +  existing solutions or give them new functionality without 
>> requiring   +  any change in the existing infrastructure.
>
> <snip/>
>
>>   +This product includes software developed by the IronSmith Project  
>>  +(http://www.ironsmith.org/).
>
> Eh?

the qdox block

>
>>   +Portions are Copyright (c) 2001 Tivano Software GmbH
>>   +(http://www.tivano.de). All Rights Reserved.
>
> Eh?

the spark block

>
>>   +Portions are Copyright (c) 2001 Scott Robert Ladd. All rights 
>> reserved.
>
> Eh?

the jisp library

--
Stefano.


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