Backbase Releases Struts Edition
Struts applications use the traditional multi-page interface (MPI) model. End-user interaction results in GET or POST requests. Struts routes the requests through its configuration file, invoking the action handler that matches the request. The server-side handler then triggers a response which generates a new view by parsing a JSP file. The model is highly flexible and allows dynamically determining the response. It does, however, result in a server roundtrip that generates a complete page for each request. It is also limited to plain HTML for visualization.
The Backbase AJAX Struts Edition addresses this by:
- It allows rendering to the Backbase AJAX engine, allowing richer presentation through the use of pre-defined AJAX widgets and behaviors;
- It allows for partial page updates, i.e. a response that will update an area on the page instead of rendering a complete new page.
The Struts edition includes both Backbase Ajax technology as well as Struts-specific taglibs. The Ajax functionality includes enhanced form validation and support for single-page interfaces. Also included is an Eclipse-plugin that supports Weblogic, WebSphere, Orable 10g, JBoss, and Tomcat.