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From Angela Cymbalak <>
Subject Re: question re: Noel's idea for no rigid backend for photogallery
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2008 13:00:05 GMT
Sorry for the flood of emails this morning.   I answered my own 
questions.  Thinking abstractly before 8:45 AM hurts my head...

I think the answer to the question should we provide a rigid backend 
structure or just an interface is a good question.  And I think that 
the answer is a qualified both.

In order to correctly provide a rigid backend structure you have to 
write an interface to it.  When starting from scratch that interface 
can be anything.  If it is designed in such a  way to be flexible 
then releasing it is no big deal.  This is the perfect solution for a 
larger enterprise.  They normally already have a structure that they 
need your code to fit into, not the other way around.  However, just 
as Carsten has done with Sling, it wouldn't be unheard of to then 
write a complete implementation around your interfaces that has a 
more rigid storage  structure.  This could then be released as a 
subproject.  It could either be an example or for those who need it, 
a fully functioning application.


At 08:27 AM 7/1/2008, you wrote:
>Can you dive into the idea a little more about not providing a 
>backend storage mechanism for the photo gallery?  Wouldn't JCR give 
>you the option of not having a rigid backend but be more 
>flexible?  If you provide interfaces, what would they interface with 
>on the backend?  Maybe all these questions are just because I 
>haven't had my coffee yet this morning but my brain is just not 
>wrapping around the idea.
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