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From Ben Pickering <benpicker...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Getting "custom" objects from the repository?
Date Sat, 16 Apr 2005 17:27:29 GMT
I think some use cases would be useful here, to assess how much of a
problem / not-a-problem this is, and whether this is an area that is
so application-specific that a pre-specified "framework" is

On the "no" side it's worth noting that building higher-level
abstractions on a JCR-compliant repository will be a lot easier than
on top of an RDBMS, thanks to the mechanisms that Julien mentions.

But on the "yes" side, I would certainly prefer to deal with
higher-level objects, and I would also appreciate an ecosystem of
pre-written ones to help me.  Does this imply that a framework is

I started to talk about this on jackrabbit-dev previously
( http://www.mail-archive.com/jackrabbit-dev@incubator.apache.org/msg00639.html
where I talked about a "TableAtom" (in JCR parlance this would be a
TableProperty, I guess)  that wrapped a Property and added a
high-level API to get/set table entries in a table encoded as a
string.  I didn't get a lot of interest in that thread :) but I think
it's a valid idea, and one that has caused me *real-life pain* in the

So: an issue or not an issue?

On 4/16/05, Julien Viet <julien@jboss.com> wrote:
> invalidate the cache :
> - time based invalidation, you say that an entry is valid for 1 minute
> for instance
> - notification, you can use JCR observations mechanism to remove entries
> from the cache
> cheers
> Daniel Dekany wrote:
> >I suppose most applications want to work with objects like mycms.User,
> >mycms.PageTemplate, myapp.Book, etc., rather than directly with the tree
> >of items that JCR shows. I don't see what's the intended way of doing
> >this. With a concrete example: I would like to store page templates in
> >the repository, which are complex and frequently used objects, so they
> >shouldn't be recreated from a binary property (or from string string
> >property, whatever) every time they are read from the repository (that
> >is, for each page hits). I could use cache in front of JCR that caches
> >the template objects, but how to ensue that the cache is in sync with
> >the repository? Of course no hazards and unpredictable delays are
> >allowed after the repository was modified.
> >
> >What's the planned way of doing things like this?
> >
> >(I know this is not a Jackrabbit but a JCR question and I apologize for
> >that, but I didn't found a more suitable public list.)
> >
> >
> >
> --
> Julien Viet
> JBoss Portal Lead Developer


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