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From Stefan Hagedorn <nachteilh...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Suggestions for node hierarchy?
Date Fri, 08 Oct 2010 07:23:25 GMT
Hi Bertrand,

thank you for your response. It really helped a lot.


Stefan

On 07.10.2010 17:54, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 3:19 PM, Stefan Hagedorn<nachteilhaft@gmx.de>  wrote:
>> ...I am pretty new to Jackrabbit and while thinking about how to organize my content
in the repo, I was
>> wondering if the structure/hierarchy of the nodes has an (significant) impact on
indexing and searching....
>
> I don't have deep knowledge of performance issues, but I don't think so.
>
> The only limitation that I'm aware of is that a node should not have
> more than N child nodes, N being around 10'000 last time I checked.
> And much less than that helps when a human is looking at your tree ;-)
>
> OTOH the node hierarchy has a big impact on how
> self-explaining/hackable (in the noble sense) your system is.
>
> http://wiki.apache.org/jackrabbit/DavidsModel has a few pointers, for
> the rest I'd say think of what you would do in a unixish filesystem,
> on steroids.
>
>>
>> ...I was thinking about organizing my content in files and folders, because I read
somewhere that a deep
>> hierarchy is better than a flat one, where every content node is a direct child of
the root node....
>
> File and folders can work well, and you might want to start with a few
> subdivisions under the root node, again something like a unixish
> filesystem (/libs for code, /content, /etc for configs, /tmp), etc.
>
> My basic benchmark for a node structure is "can someone figure out
> what this is by just looking at the tree of nodes and properties" - I
> think making this self-explaining and logical is the beauty of JCR.
> This includes self-explaining "local micro-trees" under your main
> pieces of content: pages, business objects, whatever.
>
> I also (shameless plug) wrote a blog post about this at
> http://dev.day.com/content/ddc/blog/2009/04/cq5tags.html, might help.
>
>>
>> ...In a simple benchmark test I wasn't able to figure out any differences of execution
time for xpath queries
>> between both variants....
>
> Matches my experience.
>
> -Bertrand


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