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From alartin <alar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code 2007 - jackrabbit-jcr-demo
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2007 02:01:30 GMT

That's great! When do you plan to start it?

Nunny wrote:
> Hi,
>        I'm Nandana Mihindukulasooriya from University of Moratuwa, Sri
> Lanka
> and I'm doing a major in Computer Science and Engineering. I hope to
> participate in Google summer of code 2007 and I'm interested in the
> proposal
> "JCR Demo Application based on Jackrabbit". (
> http://wiki.apache.org/general/SummerOfCode2007#jackrabbit-jcr-demo). I'm
> totally new to Jackrabbit but after seeing the proposal I went through the
> Jackrabbit site. So  I downloaded the JSR 170 specification and going
> through it now. I am also going through the JCR articles and applications.
>       Although I'm new to Jackrabbit I have some experience with java web
> application development. I have developed quite a lot of web applications
> using servlets and JSPs. I am quite familiar with working on Tomcat. These
> days I'm working on a project for a local  telecom operator to develop a
> mblog (mobile blog) . There we are using EJBs. We are using JBoss and
> MySql
> for that. I have some experience in web services too and I'm bit familiar
> with Apache Axis 2 project.
>      I'm planning to make the demo blog application as a jsp/servlet based
> application. I think it will make the application simple and will help to
> highlight the JCR related stuff better. Hope that will be able to run live
> from jackrabbit site. I will include user management, text blogging, image
> attachments, video attachments, comments and blog entry ratings in the
> demo
> blog application. I will use level 1 and level 2 functionalities of the
> repository plus additional repository features like observation to
> generate
> alerts, locking to prevent some content from being editing and
> versioning.I
> will use the default persistence model (embedded database) in Jackrabbit,
> since it will make it easy to understand for a new comer. I am planning to
> use deployment model 2 - "Shared J2EE resource model" for deployment.
>      Main idea of this project is to develop a demo application which can
> be
> used as a reference to new users of Jackrabbit and to show how JCR
> functionalities can be used  in practice. So I will pay good attention on
> documentation and will always try to make the application as simple as
> possible. As most of you have passed this phase of a new comer and have
> build similar applications on JCR, I would really  appreciate if you could
> advice me on how to improve the demo application so that it would be more
> effective as a reference to a new comer to Jackrabbit. If you can comment
> on
> the design decisions that I have taken that would be very helpful too.
> Thank you in advance,
> Nandana Mihindukulasooriya

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