Friday, June 10, 2005

JAVA content repository API

Relational and object databases lack many data management features required by modern applications, such as versioning, rich data references, inheritence, or fine-grained security. Content repositories extend databases with such additional capabilities. The Java Content Repository API (JSR 170) defines a standard to access content repositories from Java code, and promises to greatly simplify Java database programming. This article reviews the Java Content Repository API and its open-source implementation, Apache Jackrabbit, from a developer's perspective.

rating comment: Nice explanation of the Java Content Respository API and it's concepts. I would have preferred to read more about Jackrabbit, the reference implementation of JSR 170.

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