Developers who seek for a way of enhancing access to content repositories, in a hierarchical manner, could need a way to achieve increased content management. Such actions might be required when working with content management systems and handling content information such as metadata, versioning, etc.
Apache Jackrabbit is a platform that was designed in order to offer people a fully-functional implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology (JCR). It will allow them to perform a hierarchical content maintenance and it provides support for both structured and unstructured content.
Additionally, users who employ this platform will benefit from features such as full-text search, versioning, transactions, observation and much more.
Those who wish to attempt to use Apache Jackrabbit must be familiarized with JCR API and the developer advises them to take advantage of the JSR 170 specification which is publicly available on the Java Community Process website.
One of the main features Apache Jackrabbit comes is a server, which is deployed as a JAR file that consists of a fully-functional, pre-built and runnable standalone server. Users must be aware that in order to run the Jackrabbit standalone server they must have Java version 5 or higher installed on their systems.
Once the server is enabled, it will automatically create a content repository directory if it doesn’t already exist and if required, a configuration file with the default configuration will also be defined.