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Originally posted by projectzero userid: Anthony - f=3&t=2291#p9330
what is the advantage of iwidget from other tools ?
why iwidget ?
how iwidget used ?
Pinned topic Why should i go for iWidget ???
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Updated on 2011-03-23T01:52:43Z at 2011-03-23T01:52:43Z by SystemAdmin
Re: Why should i go for iWidget ???2011-03-22T20:59:15ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
Originally posted by projectzero userid: jeffo - f=3&t=2291#p9333
sMash does provide some support and a sample for building iWidgets, but it is not our primary usage. I'll try to answer your questions, but you'd be better off asking these in a community where iWidget work is more prevalent, like the IBM Mashup Center forums at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forum ... rumID=1470
>>what is the advantage of iwidget from other tools ?
Reusable web content that enables composable web pages made from a library of of iWidgets. The advantage would be the ability to adjust page layout without writing code.
>> why iWidget ?
because you've chosen an iWidget based server to deliver your composable content, like the IBM Mashup Center. http://www-01.ibm.com/software/info/mashup-center/
>> how iWidget used ?
With sMash, see the tutorial at http://www.projectzero.org/sMash/1.1.x/ ... l-ide.html
See the following links for more iWidget information:
Re: Why should i go for iWidget ???2011-03-23T01:52:43ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
Originally posted by projectzero userid: kfbishop - f=3&t=2291#p9334
Just to throw a wrench into the discussion, I'd say that its a much better to use the "container" as a wrapper-tunnel to generic Dojo widgets. When I say container, I mean iwidgets, OpenSocial, Portlets, Google Widgets, whatever. Its been my experience that by tightly aligning to a specific "container API", it makes migrations to other presentation platforms quite difficult. I much prefer to use the "container" to bootstrap my environment, obtains whatever specific variables needed -- such proxy and other urls, container nodes (eg title area), and such, and simply pass these to and instantiate a generic Dojo widget.
Oh, you want the same code to run under open social? No problem, new bootstrap and the entire widget collection is effectively converted.
just my $.02