Jaydoh's Template Mechanism - A Proven J2EE Pattern Page 3

Let Graphics Designers work with the tools that they already understand and our productive with, such as Macromedia'sTM Dreamweaver. Jaydoh, even has a productivity aid that makes business objects look like library objects in Dreamweaver. Similarly, let Developers work with their favorite tools.
  • It's debugger agnostic - meaning any standard debugger can debug all logic, line to line.

  • What type of content can be used?

    • Any content type that is "text" based, such as: HTML, JSP, WML, XML/XSLT, VoxML, Java source, etc.

    Other noteworthy features:
    • The template mechanism supports nested templates.

    • It supports Placeholder Substitution. Placeholders can be defined within a Template or within Page Provider (e.g. images) and can be substituted later via a lookup into a PropertiesMap. Jaydoh's PropertiesMap object supports the standard Java properties format as well as an XML based format. In addition, Jaydoh's PropertiesMap collection enables properties to reference other properties for their value and support cascading.

    • Fully supports JSP markup.


    The J2EE Composite View pattern identifies a recurring problem around an application's presentation layer and provides an abstract outline on how to solve the problem. Jaydoh's Template Mechanism is a fully functioning implementation of the Composite View pattern that provides a flexible and highly modular way of combining a series of static and dynamic components in a variety of ways.

    For more information on Jaydoh and the Template Mechanism or on how you can get a free copy of Jaydoh, please visit www.servidium.com or contact info@servidium.com.

    For more information on Sun's J2EE Patterns, please see http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2EE/patterns/

    About Servidium

    Servidium Inc. is a software company focused on the development of enterprise application development tools. Founded in August 1999, Servidium has developed a modular development platform, JaydohTM, which enables the rapid development of web and wireless applications through a collection of reusable and customizable components.

    In addition, Servidium and its integration partners provide strategy and development solutions to clients that range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.


    1. http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2EE/patterns/
    Sun Java Center J2EE(TM) Patterns First Public Release: Version 1.0 Beta
    From the Sun Java Center: by Deepak Alur, John Crupi, and Dan Malks - March, 2001.

    This article was originally published on Mar 26, 2001
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