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From Chris Geer <ch...@cxtsoftware.com>
Subject Re: Moving rave portal to angularjs
Date Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:25:22 GMT
Link to the JIRA discussion [1]

[1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/RAVE-941


On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 1:18 PM, Erin Noe-Payne <erin.noe.payne@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi All - this discussion was started as a Jira ticket. I'm moving to the
> dev list per Chris's request.
>
> With RAVE-914 we now have the rave core functionality isolated from the
> portal. This allows us to refactor the portal application and write it as a
> reference implementation on top of the rave core with the following goals:
> - Support generic data contexts for pages - portal, profile, portfolio or
> whatever else. No more hard coded portal page vs profile page.
> - Allow implementers to extend the portal application with less reliance on
> overlays.
> - Move away from jsps or other heavy-lifting view rendering logic from the
> server.
>
> I'm proposing to use angularjs (http://angularjs.org/) as a client side
> mvc
> framework. This would be in place of previous efforts to implement the
> portal using backbonejs and handlebars. Basic roadmap:
> - Move away from jsp's, either moving to a lighter-weight rendering
> framework or consider serving only raw html with no rendering framework on
> the server at all.
> - Rewrite / update portal's views as angularjs compatible markup.
> - Write the portal js as an angularjs application that interacts with the
> rave core.
> - Use the new rest apis to serve data for client side navigation and
> partial view loads.
> - Allow implementers to extend rave portaljs for custom functionality
> without overlaying, allow them to add views for new custom contexts without
> requiring overlays.
>

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