[cdi-dev] Having an official CDI tutorial and user forum

Jens Schumann jens.schumann at openknowledge.de
Mon Nov 18 08:39:45 EST 2013

Agreed, we need a tutorial.

We should also review the current cdi-spec.org FAQ section since it covers
advanced topics mostly while leaving out basic topics. The current
cdi-spec FAQ section doesn't honor CDI 1.1 so far.

See issues at https://github.com/cdi-spec/cdi-spec.org/issues.


Am 18.11.13 14:27 schrieb "Arne Limburg" unter
<arne.limburg at openknowledge.de>:

>Hi Pete,
>Great idea, that tutorial was the one that came to my mind at first, when
>I read Antoines mail.
>Am 18.11.13 14:10 schrieb "Pete Muir" unter <pmuir at redhat.com>:
>>Hi Antoine,
>>There is the great tutorial written by Gavin, that until now we have
>>folded into the Weld ref guide. My suggestion is to extract it back out
>>again, and add a section for getting started with each impl of CDI.
>>We would include sections I, II, III and IV. We would expand II to cover
>>other impls (hopefully getting contributions from these teams).
>>On 18 Nov 2013, at 09:07, Antoine Sabot-Durand <antoine at sabot-durand.net>
>>> Hi all,
>>> First excuse my french in previous meeting invites. Obviously Google
>>>can speak english to you and keep sending french invitation ;).
>>> I launch this thread in reaction to the  FUD or inaccuracies about CDI
>>>one can find on the web like this post [1]).
>>> As the spec is quite long to read and very theoretic, I think it would
>>>be useful to provide an official CDI 1.1 tutorial on cdi-spec site. It
>>>could allows us to be sure that people have an official overview of the
>>>spec and could be enhanced with use cases we would encounter on the web
>>>(stack overflow or other).
>>> I have the feeling such content is already nearly written by people in
>>>this ML, so if you have written introduction tutorial to CDI and agree
>>>to be reused on official site it would be great and time saving for me.
>>> In the same idea of community federation, I think it could be useful to
>>>launch a forum (Google group or other) to allow people to ask informal
>>>question about CDI and its eco system. People starting using CDI or
>>>casual users won¹t use this mailing list and all of them think to use
>>>site like Stack Overflow. It would also a good mean to enhance our FAQ.
>>> What do you think ?
>>> Antoine
>>> [1] http://blog.frankel.ch/my-case-against-autowiring
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