Sunday, February 01, 2009

A Tour of Tuscany Information Resources


Whether you are a seasoned developer or a new user trying to understand a Tuscany module in more depth, it helps to have a picture of available information resources for Apache Tuscany. This article provides a brief overview of some important information links.

Apache Tuscany Site - this is the main site for getting Tuscany news, finding the latest downloads, getting an overview of the Tuscany architecture, or learning about Tuscany in depth. There are many articles on how to submit a bug, how to setup and run Tuscany, how to build and contributes fixes, how to run samples, and much more.

Apache Tuscany Blog - this blog. It is a place for posting news releases, public annoucements, and many interesting facts and topics. You can subscribe to it with a feed reader and be sure to catch all the latest Tuscany news. You can also meet the bloggers, click on their names, and see many more personal blogs, much of it Tuscany-related.

Mailing Lists - you can subscribe to user and dev lists and receive a prolific stream of day-to-day information and discussions on Tuscany. Get a digest or individual emails in your mail reader. Meet the developers. Get help. Respond to this-minute topics. Find which fixes have been committed.

Apache Tuscany Jira List - Browse the issue list to see what developers have recently resolved. Request a new feature. Report a defect. Read comments on issues that are important to you.

Freenode IRC - Internet relay chat at Freenode.net. This is a quick way to get a quick answer. See an exception or error message you don't understand? Shout it out here. There are developers listening around the world who can answer your questions on the spot.

Tuscany Video On Demand - see Tuscany presentations in video format. See desktop demonstrations of samples, installs, and other basic features. See synchronized slide shows to developer discussions.

This is just an overview list to get you started. When you visit these sites you will see many more links to more detailed information. Enjoy learning and have fun with Apache Tuscany.

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