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From kbar <whereisk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Jackrabbit, Sling, JCR, Servlets learning path
Date Sun, 27 Sep 2009 08:16:25 GMT

Fantastic! After 5 hours of scratching my head writting esp scripts and
trying to get a sling:resourceType onto a folder... all I had to do was put
the number 2 in between my folder name and the .json. I knew there must be a
simpler way than what I was doing!

I will read through the specs again and again until I have it all indexed
into my brain and will also start experimenting with NodeIterator you

A big thanks!

Ian Boston wrote:
> Probably the best thing to do, if you cant find the answer in  
> documentation is to subscribe to dev@sling.apache.org and ask the  
> question there.
> But here are some quick pointers:
> There are several answers to your question.
> 1. query the REST URL for the purpose from a client (e AJAX)
> eg if your folder is a /testfolder then GET http://host/testfolder.2.json 
>    will list the contents and properties of all child nodes. The 2  
> says go down 2 levels.
> 2. Sling is based on resources, requests are bound to resources so  
> that a request.getResource() will give you a Resource. *If* the  
> Resource happens to be a JCR Node then the resource can be adapted to  
> a node with Node myNode = resource.adaptTo(Node.class); From there on  
> you can use the javax.jcr.* API (JSR-170, JSR-283) to get information  
> about the nodes. I would recommend you skim read at first  the JSR-170  
> spec and possibly the JSR-283 spec to understand about how javax.jcr.*  
> works.
> 3. In ESP and the other scripting languages there is a variable  
> already there "currentNode" that is the current node the script is  
> bound to.
> currentNode.getNodes() will give you a NodeIterator to all child nodes  
> of a parent node
> Ian
> On 27 Sep 2009, at 08:17, kbar wrote:
>> I am new to the world of Java based web development. I am finding  
>> myself
>> constantly hitting road blocks while trying to learn Jackrabbit and  
>> Sling
>> because the documentation assumes that you already know alot of  
>> previous
>> things. So I was wondering if someone could give me a good learning  
>> path
>> that I could follow to get myself up to speed.
>> As an example all I am currently trying to do is just list the  
>> contents of a
>> folder using Sling and I am unable to figure out how to do it. I am  
>> messing
>> with Jackrabbit, Sling, esp, groovy, servlets and all sorts of  
>> technology
>> and am just digging myself a bigger hole with more technology flying  
>> at me.
>> I have been crawling the sling and jackrabbit sites but can't find  
>> anything
>> for a newbie like myself.
>> Can someone recommend a list of things to learn and in what order.  
>> Also
>> perhaps any good books from amazon or websites that I could look at?
>> Cheers,
>> kbar
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