First external app-hosting application AtLeap is deployed!
By hzhang on Jan 25, 2006
App-hosting project provides the J2EE community an outlet to showcase the applications the developers are working on. The applications will be deployed on Sun's SJSAS appserver which is hosted on a system by LocalWeb in Brazil. Community members are encouraged to submit the J2EE application for deployment. The actual deployment of an application is done by a small team of engineers from Sun. As a member of this team, I had the pleasure of working on the very first application. The following is an account of my experiences.
The whole process went pretty smooth. Andrey Grebnev, the owner of the project AtLeap, submitted us the application description. The team agreed to accept his project after some discussion. Andrey then provided us with detailed instructions on how to deploy it. I worked with Renato Weiner from LocalWeb side to configure the hosting machine. Since this is the first external project, it took us a little while to get everything set up. Once we were past that, it was very easy. The instructions that Andrey provided are very straightforward and easy to follow. The actual deployment was like a breeze.
The AtLeap application (read more about the application) is a framework which allows Java developers to rapidly start their own Web application based on modern (Hibernate, Spring) and prevalent (Struts, XDoclet)libraries. AtLeap has its own rich tag library (more than 60 tags) to provide grid, menu, context menu functionality etc. It also includes multilingual CMS based on established solutions (Lucene, FCKEditor, TinyMCE) with full-text search (including Word, Excel, PDF, PowerPoint).