Cocoon Usage Scenarios
Even using the components that the standard Cocoon distribution provides, you have seen how to build different types of applications ranging from a picture gallery to a full-blown news portal using a database and additional components.
Although much of what is needed to build these types of applications is available, life would be easier for an application developer if more components were available for such things as authentication and if a portal concept were embedded into Cocoon that allowed for such things as user-enabled customization or embedded content (sometimes called a portlet).
The good news is that there is. Although they are not yet contained in a released version, additional components were recently donated ...