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From David S <dsheppar...@yahoo.com>
Subject Jt Pattern Oriented Framework (looking for champion/mentors)
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2008 03:19:05 GMT

Hi folks,

Our project (Jt Pattern Oriented Framework) is interested in joining the ASF incubator. 
 
After getting familiar with the incubator policies and procedures, we are looking for people
interested in becoming a champion or a mentor.  We hope to learn more about ASF and pursue
the proposal process.

Additional information about this Open Source project can be found at http://jt.dev.java.net/

The framework should address the following goals:

A) The pattern oriented framework should implement and/or facilitate the implementation of
well-known design patterns like GoF design patterns and J2EE Design patterns. The framework
itself should be conceived and implemented based on design patterns (from the ground up).
The framework should also facilitate and accelerate the implementation of applications based
on design patterns.
B) The framework architecture should be based on a messaging design pattern: framework objects
should be able to interchange information and perform computations by sending, receiving and
processing messages. A messaging API provides strong encapsulation and loose coupling; framework
components can be easily plugged into complex framework applications using a “lego/messaging”
architecture. The framework should take full advantage of the power and simplicity of the
messaging design pattern.
C) The framework lego/messaging architecture should provide transparent access to remote components:
remote framework objects should be treated as local objects. Design patterns implemented by
the framework (adapters, remote proxies and facades) should make this posible by hiding the
complexities associated with remote APIs. 
D) The framework should provide transparent integration with other technologies via framework
adapters, proxies and the implementation of related design patterns. These technologies include
BPM, DAO implementations, MVC implementations, EJBs, JMS, XML and Web Services. 
E) The framework should be designed to be lightweight and fast in terms of performance (low
overhead).
F) The framework messaging/lego architecture should improve and simplify design/development
efforts. There should be a tight correspondence between UML design diagrams and the framework
messaging based applications and components needed for the implementation. Ideally, the framework
should provide wizards and automated capabilities for generating framework applications. Framework
components should be easily added to BPM process diagrams. In future versions of the framework,
it should be possible for applications to be generated directly from the UML design diagrams.

G) The framework messaging architecture should facilitate testing and debugging efforts. The
framework should provide capabilities for testing components independently (each component
as a unit) by sending messages and verifying the reply (output) messages. 
H) In order to provide additional productivity benefits, the framework should be integrated
with open source IDEs.

Thanks in advance for your feedback and suggestions.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Ed


      
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