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From Siddharth Paralikar <>
Subject Re: new to geronimo
Date Sat, 20 Sep 2003 04:21:19 GMT

Thanks n. Alex Rupp,

ur advice was great to all those who are new in open source development, I am
also new and hope if i follow the same it will be great.


"n. alex rupp" wrote:

> Timothy,
> My advice to you would be to familiarize yourself with as many of the
> current J2EE standards as you can, so you can get a foggy idea of the Big
> Picture.  You might begin frequenting Java Developers Journal, TheServerSide
> and to get a feel for what's going on in the industry
> (technologywise), then go to  for the master
> list of JSRs.
> If I were you, I'd pick the ones which are the most interesting to you and
> which relate to our effort here (JSRs 3, 77, 88, 160, 220, 221, 222 come to
> mind) and become *very* familiar with one or two of them, and moderately
> familiar with the others.  After that, it's a matter of learning the various
> Open Source implementations and asking the right questions to the right
> people.
> If poring through specs isn't for you, try starting with O'Reilly's
> Enterprise JavaBeans book.  There's a chapter in there about core
> services--very handy place to start for would-be J2EE gurus.  As you start
> becoming familiar with the specs and confident about the technology, just
> keep hanging on in the list and things should start making sense.
> Keep reading the list. If you don't know what something refers to (JCA?
> What the hell is JCA?) Then go to Google and find out.  Spend some time
> learning the vocabulary so you know what the hell people are talking about.
> As always, there's no better way to learn code than to read code (except to
> write code of course).  The server isn't *that* huge yet, and it all starts
> with a main() method.  Take a walk through it and see if you recognize
> anything.  Or stake out a module.  Sign up for the CVS list, so you know
> when people are making changes.  You'll get an idea of who's working on what
> and when.  I won't lie to you--this is complex stuff.  I don't always know
> what's going on or what the hell people are talking about--but it's a large
> enough project I don't really need to.  That's the beauty of abstraction.
> In the end, it's all just Java anyway.
> Oh yeah, read the wiki and keep abreast of the current Jira issues.  There's
> a lot of activity in both of them (relatively speaking).
> Hope this helps all you neonates out there.  Just keep at it.  This stuff
> takes time to learn, that's all.
> --
> N. Alex Rupp (
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Timothy Cheung" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 10:59 AM
> Subject: new to geronimo
> > hi all expert,
> >
> > i just join the mail list for few weeks, and want to join the development
> >
> > but i found that it is hard to understand the progress and some of the
> source code.
> >
> > is there any documentation i can read for understand more?
> > eg. j2ee1.4 spec.  etc.
> >
> >
> > i only have background about EJB1.1, without experience in development
> both open source project and J2ee server
> >
> > thx
> > >From Timothy
> >
> >
> >
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