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From Andrew Savory <a.sav...@sourcesense.com>
Subject Re: [GT2007] Request for papers
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2007 10:30:04 GMT
Hi,

On 8 Aug 2007, at 22:03, Gianugo Rabellino wrote:

> Please take a look at the below list of ideas and see if there's one
> or more subjects that you would like to talk about. Talks on different
> subjects are most definitely welcome! The list below is only there as
> a guideline to help you in finding a good subject, not to limit your
> originality.

Hmm, the list of ideas somehow got eaten by the mail daemons, so  
here's the suggestions from last year. Anyone care to add anything?

>> Ideas for talks
>> ---------------
>>
>> Here's the (long!) list of subjects for sessions that we all came  
>> up with:
>>
>> - Success stories (why someone chose Cocoon, for what, what was  
>> great and
>>   what not?)
>> - Comparison of Cocoon with other web frameworks
>> - Why should I upgrade to 2.2?
>> - A "meet the Cocoon devs" session at the hackaton for users. This  
>> session
>>   should be moderated and the topics come from the participating
>>   non-committers.
>> - Perspectives of the portal block, relations to other Apache portal
>>   projects
>> - Some shorter, flashier presentations of what you can achieve with
>>   Cocoon, right from the core developers
>> - A session with "kowledge flashes", 5 to 10 minutes per subject
>> - A "guided tour" through Cocoon where Reinhard interviewed  
>> Carsten and
>>   Sylvain about the internals
>> - Some demos of actual Cocoon sites, with explanations of why,  
>> how, etc
>> - Optimisation techniques, (efficient, performant Cocoon) across  
>> the whole
>>   lifecycle of an application
>> - The secret gems of Cocoon (what do people not know about that is  
>> really cool)
>> - Interactive apps, authentication, user tuned content
>> - How to get involved (find out what the community needs from  
>> contributers)
>> - Some sessions that focus on technologies that are often used  
>> together with
>>   Cocoon, with Guru's:
>>     - Maven 2
>>     - Spring 2
>>     - FOP 0.92
>>     - Cocoon and Web Services/SOA
>>     - Lepido
>> - Some howto's / best practices for
>>     - Configuration
>>     - Using Spring
>>     - Building Cocoon
>> - 10 Reasons to use Cocoon
>> - A "What's new in 2.2 and how to use it track" with different  
>> topics, 5 to
>>   10min per topic.
>> - What's up for Cocoon 3.0?
>> - The Funky Cocoon AJAX tour (with lots of samples!)
>> - A session like "moving from xsp and sitemap actions to  
>> flowscript and
>>   jxtemplate" to introduce existing users to the latest Cocoon  
>> techniques
>>   and guide them in upgrading their older bits of code
>> - A short (!!) introduction to OSGi (what's all that fuzz about?!)
>> - Best practice + case studies for cocoon based Intranet Portals
>> - Integration of Cocoon and Open Source Workflow Servers, Cocoon  
>> based
>>   Workflow applications in general
>> - Cocoon Forms: "meta form application" (let the users create form  
>> based
>>   applications by assembling cocoon forms with the help of CF)
>> - Short, practical case studies: high-level architecture, integrating
>>   Cocoon, etc.
>> - How to NOT get lost in Cocoon technologies: flow, binding, xsp,  
>> jxtemplate,
>>   cforms, authentication, portal, etc.
>> - How does Cocoon provide login, authorization, menu, form  
>> processing,
>>   templating, integration with backends (database)?
>> - How to create a "typical" project with cocoon, regarding
>>   sitemap hierarchy and organization, class model, deployment,  
>> artifacts,
>>   where do flows scripts must go, etc?
>> - Case studies showing large web applications
>> - Cocoon for 'non-java' professionals and Cocoon project management
>> - What is the required knowledge in order to hire a professional  
>> that should
>>   work in a cocoon project?
>> - Does separation of concerns work in a real world situation?
>> - Reducing risk when building large projects with large teams
>> - How to tweak Cocoon for performance
>> - Real numbers on cocoon performance, real hardware and real  
>> deployment
>>   topology (load balancing, session replication)
>> - A caching tour. How can I use caching effectively and what can I  
>> cache
>> - Measuring performance. How can I know at what speed my cocoon  
>> site is
>>   running?
>> - The Cocoon toolset: tools that can help shorten development  
>> time / tools
>>   for testing / monitoring
>>
>> And a final note from Bertrand: "Talking to community members, I  
>> get a feeling that we're using Cocoon in wildly different ways,  
>> and I think it's one of its major strengths - let's show this at  
>> the GT!"



Thanks,

Andrew.
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