hi，i want to know whether WebSphere sMash support secondary development and what kind of application that the WebSphere sMash can create?
the application that WebSphere sMash created is based on browser/server or client/server or can run on smart phone?
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Re: WebSphere sMash support secondary development？2011-08-17T14:35:35Z in response to jessusniwwI'm not sure I fully understand the question. I believe sMash is specifically intended to support secondary development, but please let me know if I've missed your point.
WebSphere sMash is a both a development and runtime solution, enabling the creation and hosting of modern web applications. By itself sMash doesn't really DO anything. It provides interfaces to be used for composition and hosting of custom applications (I think this is what you mean by secondary development).
The key elements provided by sMash are integrated Groovy and PHP scripting language support (along with native Java), a built-in RESTful resource model, integrated data management, integrated JSON, DOJO, ATOM, and browser-based tooling (AppBuilder). Applications are "composed" by including modules from our hosted repository as needed and adding your own custom code. For deployment, the application IS the server - it opens and manages its own port to listen for incoming requests. It also has intelligent JVM termination and recycle logic in the runtime to keep a minimal memory footprint.
The best place to get started understanding what sMash can do and how to do it is our Getting Started Guide at http://www.projectzero.org/zero/indy.dev/latest/docs/zero.gettingstarted.doc/.
Re: WebSphere sMash support secondary development？2011-08-18T05:25:39Z in response to SystemAdminfirst,thank you for your reply.
Your advice is very useful for me.Form http://www.projectzero.org/zero/indy.dev/latest/docs/zero.gettingstarted.doc/,I know a lot.But there are some questions I can't get answer from the artical.
You say the sMash itself doesn't really DO anything,it only provides interfaces to be used and it may be support secondary development.If can I provide some interfaces to meet my self need in sMash.If the answer is true, how to provide the interfaces.
AppBuilder is a browser-based tooling,if I develop applications by remote,the application save in server,the compile、debug and test how to work,is it done in client-side or server-side?
Flow Editor is a visual tool to develop sMash application，which base technology can do this?
sMash can build Wiget，Wiget can run on mobile device,but you say "sMash has no device-specific capabilities for things like phones and tablets", I can't understand your mean.
The application that sMash generate can execute in a browser,this is B/S pattern.Is it can generate the application is base on desktop?
Because my english is poor , I would like you to understand the meaning of the expression.
thank you again.
Re: WebSphere sMash support secondary development？2011-08-18T18:07:18Z in response to jessusniww>> If can I provide some interfaces to meet my self need in sMash.If the answer is true, how to provide the interfaces.
The best way to understand application architecture and how to build applications ay be to walk through the Developer Guide tutorials and samples at http://www.projectzero.org/sMash/1.1.x/docs/zero.devguide.doc/samples.doc/SamplesOverview.html. Start with the Introductory column. They will show how to use appbuilder to create and run your applications.
Flow editor is a custom sMash application, leveraging Java and Dojo. It generates custom flow sml documents that can be processed by our flow engine.
Nothing in sMash helps with building a desktop UI application. I am not sure whether it could be done. sMash provides server-side capabilities for use by any externally written application, and provides much support for building modern (scripted) web pages in a browser/server pattern.
Re: WebSphere sMash support secondary development？2011-08-19T06:44:44Z in response to SystemAdminFrom your reply，I know more about sMash than before。But now I have some questions .
First,for the App Builder the online program、online compile、online debug、online test is how to implementation，is it done on server-side or client-side?
Secondly,"WebSphere® sMash plug-ins for Eclipse are non-released components and generally for platform developers,App Builder is the recommended tool for application development",I don't know the difference between "platform developers" and "application development".
Re: WebSphere sMash support secondary development？2011-08-19T19:45:26Z in response to jessusniww>>First,for the App Builder the online program、online compile、online debug、online test is how to implementation，is it done on server-side or client-side?
Both, I guess. The application that hosts appbuilder is on the server-side. When you create and edit an application in appbuilder, those files exist on the server side. When you start an application, it runs on the server side. But you control all of this through the AppBuilder UI running in a browser on the client side.
>> I don't know the difference between "platform developers" and "application development".
I don't either. I'll guess that it refers the broader "WebSphere Platform", so somebody who develops applications for multiple different WebSphere products (and would generally use eclipse or RAD). Neither the eclipse plug-in or AppBuiler is supported at a product level. They are both maintained in an "as-is" state, and freely available from projectzero.org.