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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject [RT] Making the buzz
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 08:33:32 GMT
Hi all,

As you certainly know, Ajax and RAD/scripted frameworks are hot lately.

I'm closely following, a blog about all things 
Ajax. Recently they started talking about continuations [1] and [2], 
even mentioning our Rhino fork, but without mentioning Cocoon.

I think that, along with pinging the Ajaxian guys (which I will do), we 
should rewrite our home page to make more apparent Cocoon's unique 
abilities in the changing world of webapp development.

A distinguishing feature IMO is that the Cocoon platform sits inbetween 
hardcore J2EE and scripted frameworks:
- it is based on Java and thus has access to everything that's available 
in Java (huge amount of libraries, "enterprise-class" systems such as 
workflow engines, transaction manager, etc)
- it is highly scripted, allowing rapid application prototyping and 
- our script language (contrarily to RoR) is JavaScript, which is 
widespread and gaining a lot of interest because of Ajax,
- it doesn't lock development in scripting: prototype quickly with JS, 
then, if needed, translate to faster but more verbose Java.

Add a few cool Ajax demos to the mix and this makes Cocoon a sexy and 
modern development platform.




Sylvain Wallez                        Anyware Technologies
Apache Software Foundation Member     Research & Technology Director

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