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Practical DWR 2 Projects
     

Practical DWR 2 Projects

by Frank Zammetti
 
Ajax represents a brave, newish world of web development where coding on the client is just as important as on the server side. Hundreds of libraries exist that purport to make it easier for you, and there's always the "Do It Yourself" approach. Which route should you take?

If you work with Java technologies, one choice that stands out is DWR, or Direct Web Remoting

Overview

Ajax represents a brave, newish world of web development where coding on the client is just as important as on the server side. Hundreds of libraries exist that purport to make it easier for you, and there's always the "Do It Yourself" approach. Which route should you take?

If you work with Java technologies, one choice that stands out is DWR, or Direct Web Remoting. With DWR, JavaScript-based client code that calls server-side objects works as if it were all running in the same process space. The simplicity and power DWR blends together has few rivals today.

In this, the first DWR book to be published, you'll be introduced to DWR and all it has to offer, including reverse Ajax, XML and annotation-based configuration, container-managed security, simple POJO-based development, and greatly simplified client-side coding. You'll learn by doing as you explore six fully functional applications including the following: A webmail client for remotely accessing your e-mail accounts, A wiki for collaborative efforts, A file manager for remotely managing your server's file system, A portal for enterprise reporting needs, A project management/time-tracking system, Even a fun little game!

In addition to DWR, you'll also see how other popular libraries help realize the RIA/Web 2.0 vision, including Spring, Hibernate, dHTMLx, DataVision, Freemarker, and Ext JS. If you're doing RIA development in Java, DWR is for you, as too is this book!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590599419
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
01/23/2008
Series:
Expert's Voice in Java Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Frank W. Zammetti is a web architect specialist for a leading worldwide financial company by day, and a PocketPC and open-source developer by night. He is the founder and chief software architect of Omnytex Technologies, a PocketPC development house.He has over 12 years of "professional" experience in the information technology field, and over 12 more of "amateur" experience. He began his nearly life-long love of computers at age 7, when he became one of four students chosen to take part in his school district's pilot computer program. A year later, he was the only participant left! The first computer Frank owned was a Timex Sinclair 1000 in 1982, on which he wrote a program to look up movie times for all of Long Island (and without the 16k expansion module!). After that, he moved on to a Commodore 64 and spent about 4 years doing nothing but assembly programming (games mostly). He finally got his first IBM-compatible PC in 1987, and began learning the finer points of programming (as they existed at that time!).Frank has primarily developed web-based applications for about 8 years. Before that, he developed Windows-based client/server applications in a variety of languages. Frank holds numerous certifications including SCJP, MCSD, CNA, i-Net+, A+, CIW, MCP, and numerous BrainBench certifications. He is a contributor to a number of open source projects, including DataVision, Struts, PocketFrog, and Jakarta Commons. In addition, Frank has started two projects: Java Web Parts and The Struts Web Services Enablement Project. He also was one of the founding members of a project that created the first fully functioning Commodore 64 emulator for PocketPC devices (PocketHobbit).Frank has authored various articles on topics that range from integrating DataVision into web apps, to using Ajax in Struts-based applications. He is working on a new application framework specifically geared to creating next-generation web applications.

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