- Create Enterprise-grade Rich Internet Applications using the Backbase client framework
- 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
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.