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From Joseph Ottinger <j...@enigmastation.com>
Subject Re: JCR docs - bridging the gap with users (was: Spring configuration?)
Date Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:09:47 GMT
Bertrand, you're right - the JCR spec is pretty good as far as specs go.
(Reading the RSS 0.9x specs and 2.x specs makes me want to hurl cookies -
and yes, that's a euphemism.)

The articles are good. However, while I like Sling, I find the docs on it
are, um, missing - the 15 minute tutorial isn't bad but it's nowhere near
complete enough for people to really use sling without being pretty
dedicated to using it in the first place.

I really, really don't like using curl for putting content into a
repository. Probably a visceral reaction on my part, but there it is.

It really bothers me that Jackrabbit is so far off from being
datastore-neutral; I understand it's just the way things are, and there's a
path away from it, but it still bothers me because it SHOULDN'T be hard to
be datastore-neutral (or close to it.)

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 8:48 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@apache.org
> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Joseph Ottinger <joeo@enigmastation.com>
> wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 8:29 AM, Thomas Müller <thomas.mueller@day.com
> >wrote:
> >>... In my view, the JCR specification is well written. Jackrabbit
> >> documentation is here: http://wiki.apache.org/jackrabbit/FrontPage -
> >> if anything is missing please let us know
> >>
> >> I've found the specification to be all right, but the references on
> > the specification tend to be sparse.
> >
> > In other words, it satisfies the language lawyers, but not the users. (In
> MY
> > experience. I'm sure other users have fewer issues.)
> I tend to agree with both of you guys ;-)
> Contrary to many specs, the JCR spec is IMO quite readable and
> describes the *mechanics* of JCR in a good way.
> What's harder to find is how to map one's application-level problems
> to JCR, what granularity to use, etc.
> I'l shamelessly plug my own stuff here (links below), with two
> articles that I have written to try and bridge that gap. It would be
> cool to have more such articles/tutorials/case studies. I think that
> can absolutely happen outside the Jackrabbit project, and it's even
> often better if people who write such articles are not too close to
> the core, so as to get an outsider's view of sorts.
> -Bertrand
> [1] http://dev.day.com/content/ddc/blog/2009/04/cq5tags.html
> [2] http://java.dzone.com/articles/java-content-repository-best

Joseph B. Ottinger

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