Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Content Management with Apache Jackrabbit

Last week I was at the Jazoon conference and gave a presentation on Content Management with Apache Jackrabbit. It was a nice conference and I think my message was well received.

[slideshare id=73263&doc=content-management-with-apache-jackrabbit2120&w=425]

Lately I've been focusing more and more on JCR and content repositories as an "extended file system" instead of comparisons with relational databases or similar technologies. I find that if you see your content repository as a transactional, searchable, and observable file system with cool stuff like fine-grained content modeling capabilities, you end up with much better content models than if you think of the repository as a database with hierarchy as an added feature.


  1. Hey, how about Slidesharing the presentation? Much nicer than having to fire up OpenOffice to read it. See for example:


  2. Good point, thanks!

    Updated to show http://www.slideshare.net/jukka/content-management-with-apache-jackrabbit/

  3. Nice post Jukka !

    I have designed a publishing application for a big media company recently using Jackrabbit, and I was thinking that for the version 2.0 changing the model according to what you've said in those slides. Perhaps use less links for examples.

    Thanks a lot again.

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  5. Nice work. Thanks! I am still learning more about Jackrabbit. My background is EAI.