Web Development with TIBCO General Interface: Building AJAX Clients for Enterprise SOA

Web Development with TIBCO General Interface: Building AJAX Clients for Enterprise SOA

by Anil Gurnani

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ISBN-13: 9780321601643
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 02/05/2009
Series: Developer's Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Anil Gurnani has written extensively for prestigious computer magazines and online forums on various topics including web development, enterprise portals, building financial systems with J2EE, Allaire ColdFusion, payment systems using CyberCash, multiprocessing technology, and artifical intelligence. He has more than 20 years of experience in the area of software development and has been working with web technologies for many years. Anil runs his enterprise software company CNI Systems (http://www.cnisystems.com), and is also an adjunct at New York University, where he teaches advanced courses focused on web and enterprise technologies including Core Java, JEE, and .NET.


Anil is an expert at managing large, global, multifunctional teams to architect and build complex distributed systems with a portfolio of front-end applications and backend services. He recently built a complex system for managing trades and settlement exceptions using TIBCO General Interface, Java Portal, and Web Services technologies for a major global bank.This application is one of the most successful implementations of TIBCO General Interface in the enterprise.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael Peachey

Foreword by Luke Birdeau


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


   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



   Form Elements


   Menus and Toolbars


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


   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


   Private Labeling and Branding


   Common Infrastructure

   Global Reach

   High Availability

   Support, Operations, and Monitoring

Architectural Considerations

   Use of General Interface Framework

   GI Cache Utilization


   Entering and Leaving the Page

   Minimizing Asynchronous Calls

   Versions of General Interface

Using <iframe> Tags


and Tags

Using JSR 168

   Installing JBoss Portal

   Deploying GI Portlets to JBoss Portal

Chapter 11 Integrating with Databases

Building the Client

Setting Up the Database

Integrating Using .NET

Integrating Using J2EE

Building a Master/Detail Sample Application

Building a Paginated Grid Example

Chapter 12 Integrating with Messaging Systems

Architectural Considerations

   Browser Resources

   Number of Pending Requests

   Push Versus Pull

   Server-Side Thread

   Server-Side State

   Message Transformation

   Message Filtering

AJAX-Based Solution Using TIBCO General Interface

   Installing ActiveMQ

Rolling Grid Example

   Building the Client

   Building the Complete Application Using Eclipse

Publish Subscribe Example

Chapter 13 Integrating with SOA and ESBs

Overview of ESB



   SCA-Based Solutions

   JBI-Based Solutions

TIBCO Active Matrix

   Instaling TIBCO Active Matrix

   Active Matrix Environment

   Active Matrix Service Example

   Consuming the Response from an AMX Service in General Interface

Chapter 14 Creating Charts in General Interface

Charting Components in General Interface

Building the StockPrice Example

Building the Web Application

Chapter 15 Using TIBCO PageBus

What Is PageBus?

Obtaining PageBus

Publishing Messages

Subscribing to Messages

Using the Store/Query Interface

Building the Sample Application

Chapter 16 Optimizing Performance

Measuring Performance

   Using the Debug Version

   Enabling Logging in General Interface

   Viewing Benchmark Logs

Identifying and Eliminating Redundant Calls to Render

Using Asynchronous Loading

Using Dynamic Class Loading

Using the Merge Tool

Preferring XSLT over JavaScript

Using Paging Models in Matrix

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