Three days of vivid activity and discussions that confirm the trends seen recently on the mailing-lists:
- Reducing Cocoon. Download a minimal Cocoon, and upgrade it with the modules you need (Daniel's presentation about blocks and OSGi).
- Simplify development. Cocoon is currently a platform where newcomers are frightened by the number of options and features they are given. We will provide sample applications and RoR-like code generators to kick-start your applications and promote best practices (Andrew's presentation).
- Ajax. That was a hot subject, because it changes the way we design applications and because it is fun. A number of cool features were written during the hackaton (presentation by moi!).
- Strengthen Cocoon's position as a RAD platform in a J2EE world. This includes autoreloading and autocompiling classoaders (great presentation by Torsten) and bridging all major component containers.
- Cocoon as a platform for high-load and mission-critical applications (the performance track by Jack, Vadim and Nico).
- And finally, Cocoon is not obsolete! The keynote showed how, even if Cocoon's original vision is now aging, it has evolved a lot and today's Cocoon is definitely alive and kicking.