Web Development with TIBCO General Interface: Building AJAX Clients for Enterprise SOA (Developer's Library Series)

Web Development with TIBCO General Interface: Building AJAX Clients for Enterprise SOA (Developer's Library Series)

by Anil Gurnani
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0321563298

ISBN-13: 9780321563293

Pub. Date: 02/19/2009

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Web Development with TIBCO General Interface

Building AJAX Clients for Enterprise SOA

Anil Gurnani

Use TIBCO General Interface to build web applications with state-of-the-art performance and usability

TIBCO General Interface provides powerful tools and a framework to craft AJAX-based web applications that rival desktop applications in performance

Overview

Web Development with TIBCO General Interface

Building AJAX Clients for Enterprise SOA

Anil Gurnani

Use TIBCO General Interface to build web applications with state-of-the-art performance and usability

TIBCO General Interface provides powerful tools and a framework to craft AJAX-based web applications that rival desktop applications in performance and usability. This is the only book that offers developers thorough guidance for using TIBCO’s award-winning open source tools to build interactive, high-performance GUIs and integrate them with leading server-side technologies. Experienced TIBCO General Interface developer Anil Gurnani focuses on applying General Interface in real-world production applications and presents numerous working examples that can easily be adapted for your existing sites and applications.

You’ll first walk through the fundamental concepts and techniques needed to build powerful General Interface clients. Next, you’ll dive into specific back-end technologies, mastering them through start-to-finish case study projects. Finally, drawing on his own experience building enterprise-class General Interface applications for the financial services industry, Gurnani illuminates advanced topics ranging from charting and collaboration

to application optimization. Coverage includes

  • Integrating XML and XSL with TIBCO General Interface’s XML Mapping utility
  • Extending General Interface widgets with object-oriented JavaScript
  • Integrating with web services, databases, portals, and messaging systems: start-to-finish case study sample applications
  • Integrating General Interface applications into service-oriented enterprises using Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
  • Using OpenAJAX Hub (TIBCO PageBus) to simplify collaboration among GUI components

Anil Gurnani’s book greatly augments the available information for developers learning and using TIBCO’s General Interface. …With this book, you will quickly be building General Interface applications, faster and easier than ever before.

—Michael Peachey, co-founder of General Interface and Director of User Experience, TIBCO Software

Anil Gurnani has written extensively on technical topics for many prestigious magazines. He is an adjunct at SCPS, New York University, where he teaches advanced courses focused on web and enterprise technologies including Core Java, JEE, and .NET. He is also an expert at managing large, global, multifunctional teams to architect and build complex distributed systems with a portfolio of front-end applications and back-end services.

About the CD-ROM The accompanying CD-ROM contains all source code files for working examples. Updated code and additional resources are available on a companion website.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321563293
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
02/19/2009
Series:
Developer's Library Series
Edition description:
Book and CD
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael Peachey

Foreword by Luke Birdeau

Introduction

Chapter 1 What Is TIBCO General Interface?

Tools and Utilities

Web Application Model

TIBCO General Interface Application

General Interface’s Performance Edge

Compiler in the Browser

Rapid Prototyping Tool

Chapter 2 Understanding General Interface Architecture

Model View Controller Architecture

General Interface Application Life Cycle

Application Object Model

Common Data Format

JavaScript Framework

JavaScript API

Commonly Used Classes

Application Controller

Cache

Custom Classes in JavaScript for General Interface

XSL Style Sheets

Value Templates

XML Transformers

Chapter 3 Quick Start TIBCO General Interface

Building and Packaging Standalone Prototypes

Installing TIBCO General Interface

Launching GI Builder

Internet Explorer 7 on Windows

Mozilla Firefox on Windows

Mozilla Firefox on Macintosh

GI Workspace

Building the Application

Deploying General Interface Applications

Deploying the Application as a Standalone Prototype

Deploying the Application Under IIS

Deploying the Application Under Apache Web Server

Deploying the Application Under Tomcat

Deploying the Application as a WAR File Under Tomcat

Chapter 4 Working with XML and XSL

XML Transformers

XML/XSL Merge Tool

XML Mapping Utility

Chapter 5 Component Gallery

Component Categories

System Components

Block

Containers

Form Elements

Matrix

Menus and Toolbars

Miscellaneous

Component Properties

Chapter 6 Sharing Assets Across Multiple Applications

Advantages of Sharing Components

Shared Components in General Interface

Building Shared Components with GI Builder

Sample Applications

Building the Announcements Panel

Building the Customer Service Panel

Building the Ad Banner

Building the Custom Tabbed Pane

Editing Component XML Files

Building the Banking Application

Building the Investing Application

Chapter 7 Object-Oriented JavaScript—Extending General Interface Widgets

Prototype Inheritance

Defining Classes in General Interface

Defining Interfaces in General Interface

Defining Packages in General Interface

General Interface Event Model

Best Practices

Directory Structure

JavaScript Files

Dynamic Class Loading

Application-Level Events

Sample Code

MultiSelectMenu

Building a Sample Using MultiSelectMenu

Chapter 8 Advanced Features of Matrix

Rendering Tabular Data

Rendering a Tree Structure

Using XML Transformers

Using Value Templates

Using Format Handlers

Displaying Controls in Columns

Available Controls in Matrix Columns

Manipulating Data Dynamically

Commonly Used Methods of the Matrix Class

Sample Applications

Chapter 9 Integrating with Web Services

Web Services Related Standards

General Interface and Web Services

Building a Web Service

Using Java

Using .NET

Deploying a Web Service

Deploying Under Axis2 in Tomcat

Deploying Under IIS

Developing a Web Service Client Using General Interface

Building GUI Screens for the Sample General Interface Client

Mapping the Response to CDF Document

Mapping Input Fields to Request Messages

Chapter 10 Integrating with Portals

Anatomy of a Portal

Portal Value Proposition

Aggregation of Content from Various Applications and Sources

Federated Search Across All Data Sources

Entitlements

Private Labeling and Branding

Personalization

Common Infrastructure

Global Reach

High Availability

Support, Operations, and Monitoring

Architectural Considerations

Use of General Interface Framework

GI Cache Utilization

Namespaces

Entering and Leaving the Page

Minimizing Asynchronous Calls

Versions of General Interface

Using