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From alartin <alar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code 2007 - jackrabbit-jcr-demo
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2007 02:36:58 GMT

I think it will be better is you choose wiki instead of blog. Roller is a
good blog app written with Java although it is not based on JCR. But there
is no wiki written with Java which is satisfying enough includiing JSPWiki
and XWiki.

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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