Backbase 4 RIA Development
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- Create modular and extensible web applications with the Backbase Client Framework
- Use XML-based UI components from the extensive Backbase UI library such as tabBox, grid, calendar, comboBox, and toolTip
- Create your own UI components using the powerful object-oriented Tag Definition Language
- Use powerful data-binding options to create data-driven applications with detailed data grid examples
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 488 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : December 2009
ISBN : 1847199127
ISBN 13 : 9781847199126
Author(s) : Ghica van Emde Boas, Sergey Ilinsky
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, AJAX, Architecture & Analysis, Web Development
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Hello Backbase!
Chapter 2: User Interface Development
Chapter 3: Writing the Application Logic
Chapter 4: Client-server Communication and Forms
Chapter 5: Data-bound Widgets
Chapter 6: More Dynamic Behavior
Chapter 7: Creating UI Components
Chapter 8: Widget Wrap-up
Chapter 9: Debugging, Optimization, and Deployment
Chapter 10: Framework Comparison
Chapter 11: The Square Web Application
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What you will learn from this book
- The benefits of using an XML-based user interface definition
- An overview of all Backbase libraries, with examples
- Use of comprehensive sample applications utilizing the Backbase UI libraries
- How to develop effective client-server (AJAX) communication in an MVC-based client-server architecture
- What data binding is, what is available in the Backbase framework, and how to use it
- Performance and deployment tips
This is a practical book that teaches you how to use the Backbase Client Framework effectively, with a complete overview and many examples. A core developer of the framework puts the technologies used into a wider perspective of existing web standards and a seasoned software architect explains why XML-based UI definition produces better web applications.
The transparent use of AJAX technologies, for example to submit forms, or to retrieve updates for data grids, can be taken for granted with the Backbase framework. Packed with examples, the book shows you how to get the most from the library of UI components, and then extend the library with its own custom language. With this book in hand, it is easy to enable AJAX within your web application. You will be able to use the Backbase framework effectively, from basic applications to complex, custom-defined UI components.
This book contains a complete overview of all the UI libraries available within the Backbase framework and shows examples for each element described.
The Backbase framework offers an innovative Tag Definition Language (TDL), which allows developers to create new UI components that can be used as XML elements, in the same way as using the built-in GUI library. Using TDL brings considerable development advantages, and this book explains how.
Significant attention is also given to architectural aspects of designing a web-application, showing sample applications using a model-view-controller approach.
This is a practical book, where every example is tested and all source code is available with the book. Each chapter ends with work on a sample application using the new things learned. At the end of the book there is a complete, usable Travel Blog application.
Who this book is for
This book is for web developers who want to develop applications using the Backbase Client Framework. It may also be interesting for web developers and web application architects who want to know more about XML-based web application architectures.