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Subject: RE: [icom] Article

Hello Patrick,

The article is to be posted on java.net to accompany a new project for ICOM JPA framework. The audience is developers who will extend the source code for ICOM JPA framework. Considering the amount of time and resource a developer has to put into understanding the source code design and data model, the amount of technical detail in this article is minimal.

We may also publish a concise version to give the gist of the project and refer the readers to the longer version.


-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Durusau [mailto:patrick@durusau.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:29 AM
To: icom
Subject: [icom] Article


I have what may seem like a silly question but here goes:

Who is the intended audience for the article?

I ask because the long stretch of UML diagrams makes me suspect it isn't
managers or users. 

Starting with figure 2 where *the usage of each of the properties* is

Even if the purpose of the article is to interest even information
architects or programmers in the JPA/ICOM framework, it doesn't have to
explain every property or its usage. 

Sure, a reference manual or standard has to do that, but not an article
meant to interest others in its use.

A more compelling case could be made with fewer diagrams.

For example, surely there are use cases that Oracle is already working
on using ICOM. Where integration has resulted in a benefit to the

Why not start with a very high level view of that problem and walk
through a very simplified version of ICOM?

For example, Entity represents XXX and just mentioned that all entities
have access controls (for details see the ICOM standard), etc. 

I would suggest also block diagramming, at a fairly high level, what JPA
brings to ICOM.

Hope you are having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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