Cocoon: Building XML Applications Published
July 2002 New Riders has just published Cocoon: Building XML Applications written by our very own Carsten Ziegler, release coordinator for the Cocoon project, and Matthew Langham, leader of the open-source group at S&N AG of Paderborn, Germany. You can download several free chapters at the New Riders web site. Weighing in at over 500 pages, the book is a vital new resource for the Cocoon community. We congratulate and thank Carsten, Matthew, and New Riders for their excellent work!
Cocoon has two promising and complementary wiki efforts underway.
Cocoon Wiki focuses on content development for the Cocoon project. It is designed to facilitate document development and collaboration from all levels of Cocoon users. Documents include FAQs, snippets, how-tos, tutorials, RTs (random thoughts), dreams, surveys, and more. The preliminary focus of this the wiki is to serve as a documentation "breeding ground," where docs can "grow" until mature enough to become official cvs docs. However, it already represents a lively and valid document resource in its own right.
Wikiland is an ongoing development effort to build a Cocoon-based wiki architecture. Wikiland features a Cocoon dictionary as the pretext to use, test and develop the wiki. The project is seeking Cocoon-oriented developers to further its development. For more information, see the Wikiland home page.