Monthly Archives: December 2007

Cocoon Portal and JCR

In the next days I’ll add JCR support to the Cocoon portal for Cocoon 2.2 – the content repository can then be used to store all profile and user information. Currently, although the mechanism is pluggable, the file system is used for the profiles.
With the optional JCR storage service, there will be a much better way of storing and handling profiles. Current the profiles are XML documents, so whenever a change is made to the profile, the whole document needs to be stored. With JCR it should be possible to just save the changed part of the profile tree.
So stay tuned…

Conference Season 2008

It seems that April 2008 will be a very busy month for me in terms of conference attending. First, there is the ApacheCon Europe in Amsterdam where I’ll talk about “JCR in Action” (again). This session will be totally different to the one in Atlanta. Promised 🙂
In late April I’ll attend the JAX 2008 in Wiesbaden. I’m happy to give two sessions there, the first one about the new (and by then final) portlet API 2.0 (JSR 286) and the second talk will be about the new and great Apache Sling framework.

Back in Paderborn

Unfortunately we had to fly back home on Sunday and we arrived on Monday morning around 08:00AM at the great airport in Paderborn. Now I think I could write for ages about wired security checks – I guess I’ll never understand how and when these should happen. There must be some hidden rule when passengers need to be checked between connecting flights. As I mentioned, this time there was no additional security check between our flight from Paderborn to Frankfurt and the flight from Frankfurt to Atlanta. And this was very convenient as we only had 30 minutes between the flights. So I thought that this is now common sense – and to be honest, if you went through the security check once what’s the point of going through it twice?
Anyway, on our flight back we went through three security checks – always the same procedure, always the same checks. First check was of course in Fort Myers. After we landed in Boston we had to leave the secure area and reenter in the internationl terminal. The third check was in Frankfurt directly after landing.
Now, one interesting detail is that the first thing they check is your passport and your flight ticket – this means that only people with a valid flight ticket can go through the security check and I guess they want to ensure that the person the ticket is for, is the one who is taking the plane. But during boarding noone checks this again…somehow strange.
Ok, I don’t want to bore you to death but believe me there were many more strange things involved in these checks…
So we are back again in some very nice weather here, it’s raining and storm – that’s nothing compared to the sunny weather in Florida…sigh