With another integration under their belt, Day Software continues to prove the value of building a content management solution based on the Java Content Repository (JCR) standard.
In this case, SAP has slapped Day on the back for integrating Communiqué (CQ) with the SAP NetWeaver enterprise portal, enabling their customers to integrate business content and processes directly with the portal.
The key to CQ's ability to easily integrate with portals like NetWeaver is it's ContentBus architecture. The ContentBus is basically a virtual repository that allows content that resides just about anywhere to be accessed and consolidated through a central location. This architecture is of course based on the industry standard JCR (JSR170/JSR283) which is the standard for information access.
CQ has a number of out-of-the-box portlets that can dynamically access content stored within SAP portlets known as iViews. This allows SAP portal content to be integrated with information from CQs content repository. This integration allows the use of CQ's dynamic workflows and role-based editorial processes directly in the portal.
CQ Advanced Collaboration (AC)
In addition to the integration of the CQ content repository, the SAP Netweaver Portal can also be extended using CQ Advanced Collaboration. AC allows the following:
* Consistent presentation using themes
* Multi-lingual, inter-portlet communications
* Content sharing and personalization
* SSO via LDAP
Day's Global JCR Cup
The use of industry standards like JSR 170, means developers can easily learn and use Day's technologies. Which is probably why they created the Global JCR Cup Java Competition. They believe anyone can easily create a application using their Java Content Repository.
The competition is accepting entries until July 31 and the prize -- a fully-loaded MacBook Pro with a 17-inch widescreen -- is a nice reward to being creative with someone else's technology.
We patiently wait to see what creative juices flow from developers across the globe to win this award. And while we wait for that news, we stand-by waiting to hear about Day's next big integration announcement -- something we are sure can't be too far off the horizon.