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From Carsten Ziegeler <cziege...@apache.org>
Subject [ANN] First Release of Apache Sling
Date Thu, 26 Jun 2008 05:15:46 GMT
Bringing Back the Fun

Sling is intended to bring back the fun to Java developers and make the
life of a web developer easier. It deals with the important task of
bringing your content into the web and providing a plattform to
manage/update the content. Underneath the covers Sling makes use of a
Java Content Repository (such as Apache Jackrabbit).

Sling is built into OSGi bundles and therefore benefits from all 
advantages of OSGi. On the development side a scripting layer (using 
Apache BSF) allows to use any scripting language with Sling (of course 
you can use plain old Java, too). And on top of this, Sling helps in 
developing an application in a RESTful way.

As the first web framework dedicated to JSR-170 Java Content
Repositories, Sling makes it very simple to implement simple
applications, while providing an enterprise-level framework for more
complex applications.

Apache Sling currently comes in four flavors:
- A standalone application (a jar containing everything to get started
with Sling)
- A web application (just drop this into your favorite web container)
- The full source package (interested in reading the source?)
- Maven Artifacts (available through the Apache Incubator Repository)

For more information, please visit the Apache Sling web site at

or go directly to the download site at

The Apache Sling Community

Carsten Ziegeler

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