Hippo CMS – a Java Open Source Web Content Management Solutions

Hippo CMS is an open-source information centered Content Management System. The Hippo CMS project was initiated and is maintained by Hippo. It’s targeted at medium to large organisations managing content for multi-channel distribution like web sites and intranets. It facilitates an open and flexible way of using your information by following international accepted open standards.

Hippo is a Java Open Source Web Content Management system that enables a true, open and context-aware content strategy.

Hippo CMS is a Java Open Source Web content management (WCM) solution that drives high performance Web properties. Hippo’s focus is to enable organizations to empower audiences to consume content on their terms.

Open Source and Open Standards

Hippo CMS is user friendly, has an open architecture and is designed for interoperability with existing environments. Hippo CMS is built to integrate external sources of content into one. Therefore, it uses all relevant open standards to allow this integration. For many existing sources, connectors are available in the codebase.

The open architecture of Hippo CMS has the following key points:

  • Faceted repository
  • Open source
  • Content repository API for Java, JSR-170
  • Works with open standards
  • Reuse of content
  • Separation of content, design, logic and the CMS itself.
  • User friendly user interface
  • Native XML, 100% Java
  • No vendor lock-in

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KonaKart – a java eCommerce system

KonaKart is a java eCommerce system aimed at medium to large online retailers. The KonaKart product is owned by DS Data Systems UK Ltd with staff in Italy and the UK.

KonaKart provides an extensive set of features to enable retailers to successfully sell their products over the internet. It is a Java / JSP / XML based solution with easy to use java APIs and a SOAP Web Service interface that allow retailers to quickly integrate eCommerce functionality into existing systems. The customizable parts of KonaKart are Open Source and available under the GNU LGPL.

KonaKart includes both a Storefront application and an AJAX-enabled Administration Application. The Administration Application includes role-based security which allows companies to define the administrative functions that should be allowed for different user groups.

Features :

  • Comprehensive eCommerce / shopping cart functionality
  • Ease of integration through its complete set of java, SOAP, JSON and RMI APIs
  • Ease of creation of unique storefronts by using the jQuery / javascript libraries
  • Ease of customization – with examples, tutorials and source code available
  • High performance, scalability and reliability
  • Ability to run as a JSR-168 portlet – eg in Liferay
  • Wide choice of supported databases (MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, MS SQL Server)

The Community Edition of is free and can be downloaded from the KonaKart website.

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