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Development without Constraint -- An Introduction to the Content Repository API for Java (JCR)

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December 16, 2010 1:00 PM

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs

After years of undisputed dominance, the relational data model is no longer the obvious choice for a growing number of data persistence use cases. Obviously, this is as big change. Scott Swigart, of the blog How Software is Built, "likens it to the transition from procedural to object oriented programming." Many unstructured, non-relational options now offer their services, demonstrating an agile willingness to cooperate with coy data and boasting a slew of high level features that make once challenging use cases achievable out of the box. One of the hottest of these new data technologies is the Content Repository API for Java ( JCR ). This state-of-the-art content repository features built-in full text search, version control, observation, and a penchant for hierarchical, unstructured data. We'll start with an introduction to developing applications with the JCR, and then take some time to discuss the end of RDBMS hegemony.

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