1 - 2 August - Sakai Development

    An introduction to Sakai developer. The aim of these two days is to give developers who have little or no experience of the Sakai framework the knowledge they need to start developing for the Sakai CLE.

    Simple Sample Code: Here is a sample project of the first 2 days. bootie.rar (Note: Simple sample. Not the only or best solution)

    Topics to be covered:

    Topic

    Highlights

    Exercise

    Link

    Developer Environment

    Subversion, Maven, Tomcat and Eclipse setup

    debugger

    https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/BOOT/Programmer%27s+Cafe

    Webserver anatomy

    /shared, /components, /sakai, /webapps

    deploy contrib tool deployment

    https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/WEBSVCS/Home\\ https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/WEBSVCS/How+to+use+the+Sakai+Web+Services\\ https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/~steve.swinsburg/Additional+web+services+for+Sakai\\

    Tool/Services anatomy

    project layout: api, impl, pack, tool, help; pom.xml, Kernel (K1), (Maven), service injection: components.xml, also Sakai ComponentManager; persistence: *.hbm.xml, Webapp: /WEB-INF/web.xml, webapp/tools/tool.name.xml

     

    https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/BOOT/Developing+with+the+Sakai+Framework

    Typical troubleshooting scenarios

    (startup errors, Spring issues)

     

     

    Configuration

    sakai.properties

    branding/identity, database, File system (binary content) and mail configuration; xsl-portal; multiple gateways

    https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/DOC/Sys+Admin+Guide

    Localization

    skinning, default language

    new skin

    https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/I18N/Home

    Providers (integration)

    LDAP, SIS

     

     

    Quartz Scheduler/Cron jobs

    What they are

    Extending and injecting into Quartz service

     

    SOAP Webservices

    What they are, Setup and Securing

    Using them (Perl might be easiest), Extending

     

    Entity Broker

    REST

    Simple entification of a tool?

     

    The Sakai Community

    Technical resources & structures & how to participate and get involved

     

    https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/
    http://collab.sakaiproject.org/mailman/listinfo

    3 August Advanced Development Topics

    A workshop discussing more advanced Sakai development topics. Exact topics covered will depend on participant interests and experience but could include caching, test driven development, coding practices. PLease post suggested topics in the comments

    4 August System Administration & Production deployment

    A workshop looking at issues in running and supporting Sakai in a production deployment. Topics to include system requirements and architecture, configuration and administration.

    Functional training

    Training in use of and support for commonly used Sakai tools.

    Prerequisites

    Attendees for the first 3 days are expected to have Sakai 2.8 installed and setup on your laptop before you attend if you plan to participate in the exercises. Note that this is not required as you are welcome to simply come and listen. However, we cannot spend time getting everyone's system up and running during the workshop so please do not delay the rest of the participants by not setting up your system beforehand.

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