Talking at Jazoon, Zürich, next week

June 17, 2008

jazoon.jpgI’ll be talking as a co-speaker with David Nuescheler at Jazoon next thursday, on the revenge of the weblog in 15 minutes. The talk description still mentions microjax, but that’s dead, it’s the Sling client library now. No conceptual changes though, that’s mostly a renaming.

I’m working on the Sling JST templates this week, as the code that this template engine generated was way too ugly to be shown in public. That’s getting better.


Apache Sling wins prize at JAX innovation award

April 28, 2008

carsten-felix-sling-award-jax.jpgLast week, Apache Sling won the fifth prize at the JAX Innovation Award.

Carsten, seen here playing happy Sling committers with Felix, writes about how Sling Sling brings the fun back in web development.

I haven’t done much development myself with Sling yet, as I’ve been mostly working on the framework itself, but just writing the simple webloader stuff makes me very much echo what Carsten says: Sling is indeed fun and efficient to work with.


Summer of Code 2008 is on!

April 22, 2008

The list of accepted students was published yesterday, for Sling we’re happy to welcome Janandith who’s tasked with making Scala usable in Sling.


JCR community meetup, Amsterdam, April 8th

March 27, 2008

A JCR community meetup is being organized as a sidetrack of ApacheCon Europe 2008.

If you’re intersted, see the wiki page for signup and topics, or talk to us on the Jackrabbit or Sling mailing lists.


OSGi (#5) + JCR (#4) = Sling

January 31, 2008

Carlos Perez puts OSGI and JCR number 5 and 4 in his list of top Java-based technologies to learn in 2008.

While I’m not a big fan of “top five” lists (except in High Fidelity), I can’t help but note that Sling will help you grasp both #5 and #4, in a gentle way. See you there!


Discover Sling in 15 minutes

January 29, 2008

sling-logo-110x63.pngWe finally got around to documenting the Sling Launchpad (previously known as µsling 2.0) – so grab that while it’s hot: Discover Sling in 15 minutes will tell you everything you didn’t dare to ask. Well, some of it, at least.

I’m very happy with how Sling has evolved since the beginning of the microsling-driven partial rewrite: concepts have been clarified, the code structure is much easier to understand, we have tons of automated tests, and we’re (slowly but surely) reaching a stable state that will allow people to have a closer look and hopefully start contributing more.

And it also looks like we’re done renaming things every week ;-)

By the way, thanks to GHOP student Paul Walker, Sling got a new and improved logo – big thanks!