[opencms-dev] Question: Best way to integrate OpenCms with otherapplications

Eli Irl igmdublin at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 15 13:58:44 CET 2007

Thank you for your answer, like for example your at Business Directory if 
you want to request by category, do you have another application in tomcat 
which is responsable to get the information from legacy databases?

In my case with the shopping cart I have now servlets to search and show the 
products of my production databases and would like to place it in a page 
generated for OpenCMS but the rest of the information: banners for 
publicity, offers, images would be stored and managed in OpenCms VFS.

I spent few months evaluating CMS to be able to do it and the most flexible 
and clear I found it was OpenCms but because I am not experienced developer 
I have some doubts if I could do it or not.


>From: "Joe Desbonnet" <joe at galway.net>
>Reply-To: The OpenCms mailing list <opencms-dev at opencms.org>
>To: "The OpenCms mailing list" <opencms-dev at opencms.org>
>Subject: Re: [opencms-dev] Question: Best way to integrate OpenCms with 
>Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 11:42:41 +0000
>I've got an OpenCms based site that includes many pages featuring data
>from a legacy database. My approach is to create a separate webapp in
>my servlet container (Tomcat) which responds to HTTP GET requests from
>OpenCms and returns HTML suitable for inclusion in the OpenCms
>I use Apache HTTP Client library to issue GET requests from my OpenCms
>template JSPs and include the response in my OpenCms pages.  I find
>this works well for me. It allows me to make changes to the format of
>the included HTML without having to touch OpenCms.
>I'm not sure how well that will work for read/write scenarios, eg
>shopping carts.
>See http://www.galway.net/ for that in action (most of the business
>directory listings are generated that way)
>On 2/15/07, Eli Irl <igmdublin at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>Dear Sirs/Madams
>>I am new developing with OpenCms. For the Management Content point of view 
>>believe is great but to decide if I can use I need to know if I can
>>integrate it with other applications: for example if I want that some 
>>of users can have access to private content managed for OpenCms plus a
>>shopping cart application, would be possible? In that case what is the 
>>practices or way to do it?
>>I post this question in OpenCms forum but I did not get any answer.
>>Thank you very much.
>>Kind regards,
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