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Subject [Myfaces Wiki] Update of "GSoC2011_CodiPlugin" by CosminMartinconi
Date Sat, 02 Apr 2011 21:30:43 GMT
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Google Summer of Code 2011: Project

= "Seam-Forge plugin for MyFaces CODI" =

Student: Cosmin MARTINCONI < martinconicsm AT gmail DOT com> 

Organization : Apache Software Foundation 

Mentor : Gerhard Petracek < gerhard.petracek AT gmail DOT com > 

== Abstract: ==

Seam-Forge is a framework that provides a fully-integrated development platform for building
rich, standards-based Internet applications. The main interest of the majority of users that
use Forge is the web-application support that it provides.

The Apache MyFaces Extensions CDI project (aka CODI) hosts portable extensions for Contexts
and Dependency Injection (CDI - JSR 299) for the Java-Platform (SE and EE). An important and
representative module of the project is the „JSF module” which provides additional features
like new scopes and it improves existing JSF mechanisms.

As a reliable and powerful CDI tool, CODI is getting great feedback from its users and it
has an increasing popularity. Even if its current version is „0.9”, CODI is very stable
and knows a fast prosperitive development. In this context an important step consists in integrating
CODI with existing frameworks and development environments.

== Vision: ==

The goal of this project is to integrate CODI with Seam-Forge, and create a well suited plugin
for generating CODI artifacts. The Seam 3 framework is a collection of modules developed for
Java EE 6 applications, with „Context and Dependency Injection” as the central concept.
In the given situation a plugin for MyFaces CODI into Forge should be an important alternative.

Some of the main features that this plugin will bring consist in creating new xhtml files,
including corresponding type-safe page configurations and page beans, easily move and rename
existing files and other CODI specific features.

Although the project will consist in specific Seam-Forge plugin, the core implementation will
be independent and reusable in order to easily integrate the plugin with other frameworks
and development environments(i.e. Eclipse) .

== Implementation: ==

In order to do this, Seam-Forge supplies a well defined plugin infrastructure offering a reliable
and easy to use environment for developing and integrating new plugins. The project architecture
will follow MyFaces CODI and will consist of two modules (api and impl) that will provide
the required functionality. In the same time the projects main focus will be to remain decoupled
enough from the Seam implementation in order to deliver a reusable plugin core. 

=== Deliverables: ===
 * General and reusable core implementation for a CODI plugin.
 * Well defined and fluent Plugin for Seam-Forge framework.
 * Complete documentation on the plugin API.

=== Criteria: ===

This project will follow the guidelines of the Apache Foundation. 
== Timeline: ==

=== Google: ===
 * April 25: Accepted student proposals announced. 
 * May 23: Students begin coding. 
 * July 15: Mid-term due. 
 * August 15: Pencils down. 
 * August 22: Firm pencils down. 
 * August 26: Final due. 

=== Project: ===
==== April 26 – May 9 ====
Detail study of the CODI project functionality and implementation. 
==== May 10 – May 22 ====
Study Seam-Forge framework and the Plugin infrastructure provided. Discussing the best approach
and establish the concrete set of functionality needed for the plugin.
==== May 23 – June 6 ====
Discussing and creating a final architecture structure for the application. Create the project
structure and doing initial work. 
==== June 7 – July 8 ====
Clarifying specific aspects and programming details. Concrete implementation of the plugin
==== July 9 – July 14 ====
Preparing for mid-term evaluation: establish a intermediary version of the plugin; prepare
and organize the milestone release. 
==== July 15 – August 14 ====
Discuss intermediary version of the CODI plugin, add extra features and functionality if required,
continue with the implementation. Preparing a documentation document with rules and how-tos
for the plugin.
==== August 22 – August 26 ====
Preparing for final evaluation and getting the final release ready. 

== Additional Information: ==

=== Links: === 

=== Background: ===
I graduated the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania, Department of Computer
Science. I am in my 2st year of study in the master program: “Master of Information Technology”.

Since August 2009, I have been working for Codebeat, the subsidiary of IRIAN, which is the
main contributor in the Apache MyFaces project. Regarding my activity in Apache MyFaces, I
can mention working on Trinidad, for which I worked on creating a new show-case, that illustrates
the new skin introduced, Casablanca, as well as bug reports and patch provided for some issues.
The main project I was working on is a new testing api for myfaces within my last GSoC project
"Automated webapp tests for MyFaces core and extensions".

I am a big open source fan and supporter. 

=== Commitment: ===
Currently, I am working full time, but the company I am working for supports me with this
project and is directly involved with MyFaces. 

I guarantee that I can work 30 hours/week on my project. 

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