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Real-World AJAX Book Preview: Business RIAs: Creating the 'AJAX Bank' Application with the JackBe NQ Suite

Real-World AJAX Book Preview: Business RIAs: Creating the 'AJAX Bank' Application with the JackBe NQ Suite

This content is reprinted from Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters published by SYS-CON Books. To order the entire book now along with companion DVDs for the special pre-order price, click here for more information. Aimed at everyone from enterprise developers to self-taught scripters, Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters is the perfect book for anyone who wants to start developing AJAX applications.

Business RIAs: Creating the 'AJAX Bank' Application with the JackBe NQ Suite

JackBe's NQ Suite is a complete set of development tools that allows rapid development of sophisticated rich client applications using AJAX.

Advantages
JackBe's NQ Suite offers several advantages over AJAX development platforms and other non-AJAX approaches to rich Internet applications. These advantages include:

  • Secure, standards-based, with no plug-ins
  • Complete, delivered AJAX UI platform
  • Visual development to simplify AJAX development dramatically
  • JackBe Markup Language (JBML) and API provide programming and markup-based development
  • Complete cross-browser support for all major browsers
  • Easily integrates with existing server-side code and services
  • Built for scalability and bandwidth performance
JackBe's NQ Suite is built on the AJAX style of rich Internet applications. Figure 16.1 shows how JackBe-enabled applications are structured. A key principle of JackBe's architecture is the clean separation of the application's presentation layer from the back-end process and data services.

Components
The JackBe NQ Suite can be broken down into subsystems as shown in Figure 16.2. Together these components provide the complete toolkit needed to build enterprise-grade AJAX applications.

Development Modes
JackBe provides developers with a way to offer powerful solutions that fit customer needs. It is with this in mind that JackBe's IDE offers two distinct programming options:

  1. WYSIWYG mode, called JackBe Visual UI Builder
  2. The JBML markup language mode.
The different options let each individual developer work in the most comfortable and productive mode.

This content is reprinted from Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters published by SYS-CON Books. To order the entire book now along with companion DVDs, click here to order.

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John Crupi is Vice President and Engineering System Architect at Greenwave Systems, where he guides development on the edge-based visual analytics and real-time pattern discovery environment AXON Predict. He has over 25 years of experience executing enterprise systems and advanced visual analytics solutions. He was Chief Technology Officer at Predixion Software prior to its acquisition by Greenwave, and led development of the Predixion RIOT IoT analytics platform. He also served as CTO at real-time operational intelligence startup JackBe (acquired by German software behemoth Software AG) and as CTO of the Sun Microsystems SOA Practice, where he was recognized as a Sun Distinguished Engineer.

Mr. Crupi is co-author of the highly regarded Java reference Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (Prentice Hall) and co-author of 13 patents on advanced analytics and pattern-based system design. He’s contributed to numerous industry journals and publications, served on the international advisory board for Sys-Con’s ‘AJAX & RIA Journal,’ and has specialized in advanced real-time patterns and analytics for IoT for the past 10 years. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering at University of Maryland College Park, and his MS in Engineering Administration with a sub-focus in Artificial Intelligence from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

John is a three-time "Washingtonian TECH TITAN” award recipient from Washingtonian Magazine for leadership recognition within the Washington Technology Community.

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Dan Malks is Vice President of Application Platform Development at JackBe. He was a contributor to SYS-CON's best-selling 'Real-World AJAX' blockbuster (Chapter 16: Business RIAs: Creating the 'AJAX Bank' Application).

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Luis Derechin is the CEO of JackBe and is also a co-founder. Leader of JackBe both for daily operations and for long-term strategy, he has a noted history of founding companies that become both leaders in their categories and recognized successes. JackBe is Luis Derechin's third start-up?the previous two having been D'Hogar, a retail company that earned the loyalty of more than 500,000 customers, and AviMed, an online software provider for more than 17,000 healthcare professionals. He studied Business at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico and engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

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