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From Jorg Heymans ...@domek.be>
Subject Re: [RT] Making the buzz
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 08:48:22 GMT

Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> 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.
> 

+1000000 , we're competing with tcl.apache.org for the most stale
homepage of apache.org ATM.

> 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
> development,
> - 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.

love it, go for it !


Jorg


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