Building a flexible, practical dashboard framework

From the developerWorks archives

Aaron Kasman and Andrew Bravery

Date archived: September 8, 2016 | First published: May 26, 2010

When new technologies emerge -- programming languages and models in particular -- there typically follows a period where many useful "how to" articles appear to help developers get themselves started. As time passes, the guidance works its way deeper into the more advanced concepts, but it is not often that the implementation details behind an actual application of the technology is revealed. "Hello World" examples are fine for basic lessons, but as you reach the point of wanting to build something yourself, there is nothing like a real example to help provide the inspiration for that next killer application project.

This article series presents three actual examples where IBM® WebSphere® sMash was selected and used to perform innovative and valuable tasks. These examples are all related to the operations of IBM's Green Innovation Data Center (GIDC), which has been set up both as a client briefing center and a living lab, where some of IBM's latest energy efficient hardware, software, and operational practices are being tested and developed. In Part 1, you'll see how WebSphere sMash was used to build a flexible framework for constructing data center dashboards. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal.

This content is no longer being updated or maintained. The full article is provided "as is" in a PDF file. Given the rapid evolution of technology, some steps and illustrations may have changed.

Zone=WebSphere, Web development
ArticleTitle=Innovative uses for WebSphere sMash, Part 1: Building a flexible, practical dashboard framework