Monday Feb 09, 2009

Szeretgom.hu - from virtual to local communities and back with GlassFish

Szeretgom.hu is a site powered by GlassFish Portfolio: both application server (GlassFish v3 Prelude) and web server (v7.0). János Cserép, the author of this local community site for the town and region of Esztergom, Hungary, has had a long history with Sun infrastructure software.

The site offers social networking features and content management to "enhance transparency of local events, politics, culture by allowing everyone to contribute and share information with everyone else" as explained in this document. The number of features grew over the past few years to now offers forums, blogs, events calendar, news, galleries, collaborative wiki, ads, online interviews, calling hours for council representatives, and a "Friends" feature under development to 1150 registered users.

János is now taking the project one step further by productizing and generifying the development to produce a reusable white label social networking platform. As always, you can read about the technical details in the detailed questionnaire. OpenSolaris, Wicket, and Hudson are part of the list of technical choices. Follow the link to find out more.

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