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RIA & Ajax: Article

AJAX and the Spring Framework with TIBCO General Interface

A Step by Step Look

Spring

Spring's MVC implementation

The Spring framework (http://www.springframework.org/) includes an elegant MVC (model-view-controller) module for building Web applications. Spring is fairly unique in its ability to support plugins at all levels in its stack, from database access to transaction control to MVC layer. In addition to standard JSP and JSTL, many different view technologies have been used with Spring (Struts, Velocity, Freemarker, XSLT, Web Flow,etc.). You can choose which MVC layer to use. Furthermore you can choose which rendering engine to use within the MVC layer. The Spring framework supports all these views equally, without preference, so customizing the framework to support a new one is a common use-case.

Simplified sequence diagram of Spring MVC


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Brian Walsh is the founder of bwalsh.com, a Portland, Oregon consulting firm specializing in Internet and network-enabled product strategies and development. His areas of expertise include enterprise architecture, technical evaluations, infrastructure, software engineering and database design. Walsh's recent clients belong to a wide variety of industry segments; retail banking, insurance to telecos and network management firms. Always enjoying the hands-on approach, he divides his time between policy issues and technical challenges.

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n d 09/13/06 01:14:24 PM EDT

Ajax(Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) means many things to many people. However, one thing is certain: To users it implies a higher level of functionality and an improved experience. To the developer, another certainty follows: More work. The only question is how much work and to what end.