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From Ian Boston <...@tfd.co.uk>
Subject Re: Jackrabbit, Sling, JCR, Servlets learning path
Date Sun, 27 Sep 2009 08:02:09 GMT
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.*  

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


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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