Benefits of JCR support in Lenya

Benefits for Lenya project developers (some of them potential)

  • Independence from back-end implementations
  • Smaller codebase
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Focus on front-end development (features)
  • Marketing
    • Attract companies with IT affinity and focus on integration (which is a fundamental strength of Cocoon+Lenya)
    • Avoid the appearance that Lenya is a self-contained, monolithic product
    • Support the appearance that the Lenya community follows technology and market trends
  • Standard vocabulary
  • Attract developers with JCR knowledge
  • Connections to other communities (Jackrabbit, Sling)
  • Existing development tools
    • JCR plug-in for Eclipse - e.g. edit the website in Eclipse
  • New out-of-the-box features
    • WebDAV
    • Content repository browser
    • Queries (XPath, SQL)
    • Access control on the repository level
    • Transactions
    • Content export and import

Benefits for companies using Lenya

  • Reusability of knowledge, tools, infrastructure
  • Integration in existing JCR infrastructures
  • Meets potential enterprise policies re. JCR support
  • Avoid vendor lock-in
  • Shared vocabulary for developers
  • Increased independence, reduced risk
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