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Copyright 2018 Systemic Pty Ltd

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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##Summary

The SIF3 Framework is a .NET framework that enables developers to efficiently implement SIF3 Services (Consumers and/or Providers). It fully encapsulates the low level SIF3 Infrastructure. It also provides a basic Environment Provider which is core to SIF3.

The framework includes a demo Solution that illustrates how to use it.

Contributing to this framework

See the wiki associated with this repository for information on:

  • contributing to this framework
  • the coding style to be used and
  • the structure of the SIF 3 Framework repositories

###Download Instructions

#####Option 1 - As a Zip. Click on the button marked "Download ZIP" available from the Code tab.

#####Option 2 - Using a Git command-line client. From the command-line type: git clone https://github.com/nsip/sif3-framework-dotnet.git

If you want to use this option but don't have a client installed, one can be downloaded from http://git-scm.com/download.

###Getting started

To get started using this framework, read the Sif3Framework .NET Developer's Guide.doc and Sif3Framework .NET Demo Usage Guide.doc documents under the Documentation directory.

##Version control history

Jan 28, 2014 - 0.1.0 Initial commit; Beta release to be used for collaborative review

  • Beta release to be used for collaborative review only and not intended for commercial use.

Jan 29, 2014 - 0.2.0 Partial implementation of POST for Environment

  • Submitted a partial implementation of the POST action for the Environments Controller.

Feb 03, 2014 - 0.3.0 Create sessionToken from POST of Environment

  • Update the POST action of the EnvironmentsController to authenticate a user and return an appropriately populated Environment response.

Feb 06, 2014 - 0.4.0 Implemented authentication and GET of Environment

  • Completed implementation of the GET action for an environment.
  • Fixed an issue with authentication based upon session token.

Feb 15, 2014 - 0.5.0 Implemented DELETE of Environment

  • Tweaked the overall design of the core code to properly enable the implementation of the DELETE action for an Environment.

Feb 20, 2014 - 0.6.0 Redesign of the persistence layer

  • Redesigned the persistence layer (repositories) to add the flexibility to inject a different SessionFactory.
  • Prepared the code for a demo provider.

Mar 12, 2014 - 0.7.0 Added a demo provider project

  • Added a demo provider project to help illustrate how the framework can be used to provide StudentPersonal data.
  • Re-factored some code as a result of this work.

Jul 16, 2014 - 0.7.1 Code documentation updates

  • Minor updates to documentation within the code.

Aug 05, 2014 - 0.8.0 Extract demo projects into separate solution; Renamed the Sif.Framework.Core project

  • Extract demo projects into separate Solution.
  • Extract data model and infrastructure projects into separate Solution.
  • Fixed issue with BaseController.
  • Changed constructors in the persistence, Service and Controller layers to accommodate Dependency Injection.
  • Updated in-code documentation.
  • Updated SessionFactorys to cater for use as an executable as well as for deployment to IIS.
  • Updated version of Web API and SQLite.
  • Added NHibernate configuration and DDLs for use with SQLite, SQL Server LocalDB, SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL.
  • Added a project make setting up the demo database easier.
  • Added demo databases for SQLite and SQL Server LocalDB.
  • Renamed the Sif.Framework.Core project to Sif.Framework.

Aug 06,2014 - 0.9.0 Added version numbers to project assemblies

  • Added assembly information (including version number) to each project assembly.
  • Updated README.md to provide a more comprehensive version control history.
  • Recompiled and re-referenced libraries in SharedLibs.
  • Better organised the Scripts directory.

Aug 07, 2014 - 0.10.0 Fixed issues with assembly references

  • Fixed issues with referencing of Sif.Specification.Infrastructure assembly.
  • Renamed StudentPersonal.cfg.xml to Demo.cfg.xml to make the file name less specific.
  • Fixed issue of incorrectly referenced Sif.Framework assembly in the Demo Provider.
  • Added scripts to ease demo execution.

Aug 19, 2014 - 0.10.1 Added user documentation

  • Added a draft version of the Developer's Guide.
  • Added a draft version of the Demo Usage Guide.

Aug 27, 2014 - 0.11.0 Implemented a Consumer framework

  • Added a generic Consumer to the framework.
  • Added a utility class for HTTP operations.
  • Created a new StudentPersonal demo Consumer.
  • Updated .gitignore so that "x64" directories are no longer ignored (caused problems with SQLite DLLs).
  • Re-ordered the projects listed in the VS Solutions to manage the default projects run when debugging.

Aug 30, 2014 - 0.12.0 Upgraded to SIF Infrastructure 3.0.1

  • Upgraded the framework to use SIF Infrastructure 3.0.1.
  • Updated the data models to the latest version of the SIF AU 1.3 Data Model.
  • Re-designed the XML serialisation code to provide for better extensibility.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the root element of collections returned by Controllers started with "ArrayOf".
  • Made enhancements to the demo Setup.

Aug 31, 2014 - 0.13.0 Fixed various issues

  • Fixed an issue with clean-up if a Consumer fails to register with the Environment Provider.
  • Fixed an error in the returned Environment object on Consumer register.
  • Added exception handling to the demo Consumer to ensure proper clean-up after an error.

Sep 01, 2014 - 0.13.1 Updated user documentation

  • Updated the Developer's Guide from user feedback.
  • Updated the Demo Usage Guide to include instructions for implementing a Consumer.

Sep 01, 2014 - 0.13.2 Updated user documentation

  • Updated the Demo Usage Guide to include instructions for running the demo over a LAN.

Sep 11, 2014 - 0.14.0 Created a reference implementation of the SBP

  • Created a new Solution to contain a reference implementation of the SBP (only partially implemented).
  • Upgraded Web API to version 5.2.2 on all appropriate projects.
  • Added a SchoolInfo Consumer and Provider to the demo Solution.

Oct 17, 2014 - 0.15.0 Added demo projects for the US locale

  • Upgraded NHibernate to version 4.0.1.4000 on all appropriate projects.
  • Upgraded SQLite to version 1.0.94.0 on all appropriate projects.
  • Added log4net to some projects.
  • Added debug statements in some projects using log4net.
  • Added error messages to the payload of GenericController response messages.
  • Changed the existing demo Consumer and Provider projects to be AU locale specific.
  • Made the AU Consumer and Provider projects simpler by removing the use of a database for retrieving sample student data from.
  • Added new demo Consumer and Provider projects for the US locale.
  • Updated the demo Setup project to cater for the AU and US locales.
  • Added data models generated from the SIF US 3.2 XSDs to the Sif3Specification Solution.
  • Updated the demo execution batch scripts to cater for the new demo projects.
  • Updated the SharedLibs libraries.

Oct 20, 2014 - 0.15.1 Added training exercise document

  • Added the Training Exercises (US) document.

Nov 15, 2014 - 0.16.0 Handle payload-free POST requests for Environment

  • Implement the ability to handle payload-free POST requests for the EnvironmentsController (Simple SIF).
  • Upgrade the GenericConsumer to take a solutionId.
  • Improved logging of error messages.
  • Added the Training Exercises (AU) document.

Dec 22, 2014 - 0.16.1 Added documentation for URL postfix extensions

  • Added documentation to explain how to specify MIME Types using URL postfix extensions (Simple SIF).
  • Enabled URL postfix extensions for MIME Types in the demo AU Provider.

Jan 09, 2015 - 0.17.0 Improved exception handling and logging

  • Added exception classes to better manage exception handling and information.
  • Implemented global error handling guidelines for Web API 2 - handlers and loggers.
  • Added utility classes to help collate and extract error information from response messages.
  • Updated the ConsumerApp to display more meaningful error details.
  • Updated the EnvironmentsController to support better error messages.

Jan 10, 2015 - 0.17.1 Simplified demo project to make it more intuitive

  • Based on feedback, deleted the SbpFramework Solution and instead incorporated its code into the Sif3FrameworkDemo Solution to reduce complexity and confusion.
  • Based on feedback, removed shared code (projects) from the Sif3FrameworkDemo Solution to better reflect implementations where Consumers and Providers are developed by different vendors.

Jan 26, 2015 - 0.17.2 Fixed urgent issue with demo AU Consumer

  • Fixed an issue introduced in version 0.17.0 whereby the demo AU Consumer referenced a non-existant file - SifFramework.brokered.config.
  • Updated the demo AU Consumer and Provider to better reflect exception handling and logging enhancements in the SifFramework library.
  • Updated the demo US Consumer and Provider to match the changes in the AU versions.

Mar 29, 2015 - 0.18.0 Added ability to connect to a SIF Broker

  • Updated the GenericConsumer to allow registration to a SIF Broker, as well as (direct) to an Environment Provider.
  • Updated the GenericController to allow creation of Service Providers that can connect to a SIF Broker, as well as run (directly) as an Environment/Service Provider.
  • Added functionality for Consumers and Providers to store the session token (received after service registration) locally so that state can be maintained between Consumer and Provider sessions.
  • Improved exception handling and logging in the SifFramework library.
  • Updated the demo Consumers and Providers to reflect these changes.

Mar 30, 2015 - 0.18.1 Updated documentation to reflect recent changes

  • Updated the US Provider project with configuration changes that should have been made in the last submission.
  • Updated all documentation to reflect recent changes. Documentation on SIF Broker integration is still incomplete.

May 03, 2015 - 0.19.0 Implement paging of retrieved data

  • Updated the service interface to facilitate paging of retrieved data.
  • Updated the GenericConsumer to make paged retrievals by default.
  • Updated the GenericController to handle (GET) requests for paged data.
  • Updated the demo Consumers and Providers to reflect these changes.

May 11, 2015 - 0.19.1 Update version of the SIF AU 1.3 data model

  • Updated the SIF AU 1.3 data model of the Sif3Specification Solution.

May 17, 2015 - 0.20.0 Implement Query By Example

  • Updated the GenericConsumer to add a new Retrieve method that accepts an "example" object.
  • Updated the Get method of the GenericController to handle a payload when a method override is requested.
  • Updated the demo AU Provider configuration to manage redirection when a method override is requested.
  • Updated the demo AU Consumer with an example call that uses the new Retrieve method.

July 17, 2015 - 0.20.1 Added beta version of the SIF AU 1.4 data model

  • Added a beta version of the SIF AU 1.4 data model to the Sif3Specification Solution.

Sept 23, 2015 - 0.21.0 Updated SIF AU data model and added HITS Consumer

  • Updated the SIF AU 1.3 and 1.4 data models of the Sif3Specification Solution.
  • Updated all unit tests and (AU) demo projects to reference the updated 1.4 data models.
  • Fixed an issue with a missing namespace on serialisation of data model collections.
  • Enhanced the demo AU Consumer to demonstrate connection with HITS.

Sept 28, 2015 - 0.22.0 Implement Service Paths

  • Updated the Framework service layer, Consumers and Providers to handle Service Paths.
  • Updated (AU) demo projects to demonstrate Service Path usage.

Jan 17, 2016 - 1.0.0 Implement multiple object operations

  • Redesigned Consumer implementation to handle multiple object operations.
  • Redesigned Provider implementation to handle multiple object operations.
  • Updated AU and US demo projects to reflect mutliple object operations.
  • Updated documentation to reflect changes.
  • Fixed issue with mustUseAdvisory implementation.

Jan 29, 2016 - 1.1.0 Added Zone and Context using Matrix Parameters

  • Upgraded Web API to version 5.2.3 on all appropriate projects.
  • Enhanced and configured the WebApi implementation to recognise Matrix Parameters.
  • Updated Consumers to pass Zone and Context with all requests using Matrix Parameters.
  • Updated Providers to handle receiving Zone and Context as Matrix Parameters.
  • Updated AU and US demo projects to reflect the use of Matrix Parameters.

Feb 03, 2016 - 1.1.1 Added SIF US 3.3 data model

  • Added the SIF US 3.3 data model to the Sif3Specification Solution.
  • Updated US demo projects to use SIF US 3.3 model objects.
  • Added a Service Path exercise to the AU and US training exercises.

Feb 04, 2016 - 1.1.2 Resolve issue with Visual Studio 2013

  • Applied code change due to compiler error that occurs in VS 2013 but not VS 2015.

May 24, 2016 - 2.0.0 Resolve issue with default zone implementation

  • Fix an issue regarding the definition of a default zone.
  • Generate SIF AU 3.4 data model and incorporate into demo AU projects.
  • Remove Visual Studio 2015 temporary files/directories from GitHub.
  • Enchance AU demo projects to incorporate extended elements to StudentPersonal.
  • Expose exception classes by making them public.
  • Remove redundant local database files.
  • Minor code updates.

July 19, 2016 - 3.0.0 Added Functional Service support

  • Implemented function service providers
  • Implemented function service consumers
  • Implemented binding of SIF objects (e.g. jobs) to a specific consumer (curruntly only supported in functional services)
  • Implemented support for multiple enviroment templates
  • Generated SIF UK 2.0 data model and incorporated into UK demo
  • Generated SIF 3.2 Infrastructure model and incorporated in UK/US/AU demos
  • Added scripts to lauch projects from the command line
  • Added scripts to build projects from the command line

Jan 06, 2017 - 3.1.0 Implement payload compression and Changes Since

  • Added a new demo project specifically for connecting to HITS.
  • Moved HITS specific Consumers from the demo.au.consumer project to the demo.hits.consumer project.
  • Added documentation for creating a Consumer for HITS connection.
  • Updated AU data models to SIF AU 3.4 in demo projects.
  • Removed SharedLibs/Sif.Framework 1.2.0 as that version was never released.
  • Fixed issue whereby SharedLibs/Sif.Framework 2.0.0 incorrectly contained version 3.0.0 of the framework.
  • Implemented message payload compression.
  • Implemented Changes Since mechanism.

Apr 30, 2017 - 3.2.0 Updated to SIF Infrastructure 3.2.0

  • Fixed issue with incorrectly named matrix parameters (zone to zoneId, context to contextId).
  • Completed and fixed SIF_HMACSHA256 authentication implementation.
  • Updated the SIF Framework to use the latest version of the SIF Infrastructure (3.2.0).
  • Fixed a namespace issue with the implementation of the SIF AU Data Model (3.4.0).
  • Implemented the serviceType header (with a value of FUNCTIONAL) for Functional Service calls.
  • Updated the SIF Framework to look for the SifFramework.config file in the current path first and the application folder second.

May 03, 2017 - 3.2.1 Updated to SIF Infrastructure 3.2.1, AU Data Model 3.4.1

  • Updated the SIF Framework to use the latest version of the SIF Infrastructure (3.2.1).
  • Updated the SIF Framework to use the latest version of the SIF AU Data Model (3.4.1).
  • Implemented the Initialization object for Functional Service Jobs.

June 10, 2017 - 3.2.1.1 Applied updates to AU Data Model 3.4.1

  • Updated the SIF Framework to use the officially approved version of the SIF AU Data Model (3.4.1).
  • Fixed namespace issues with SIF AU Data Model usage in the demo projects.
  • Updated the "Connecting Consumers to HITS" document to reflect recent updates to the HITS Dashboard and its usage.

June 15, 2017 - 3.2.1.2 Updated to use strict version of AU Data Model 3.4.1

  • Updated the SIF Framework to use the "strict" version of the SIF AU Data Model (3.4.1).

July 28, 2017 - 3.2.1.3 Resolve issues with mustUseAdvisory implementation

  • Incorporate slf4net into the framework to enable the ability to choose different logging libraries.
  • Fix an issue with the SIF Specification 3.2.1 namespace in unit testing.
  • Updated to the latest version of AutoMapper.
  • Fix demo Provider run scripts to take into consideration pre-Visual Studio 2015 development environments.
  • Update the logic associated with the mustUseAdvisory flag in Providers.
  • Added a mustUseAdvisory parameter to the Create() methods for Consumers.

Sept 05, 2017 - 3.2.1.4 Implement Provider SIF Events

  • Added a draft version of SIF AU Data Model 3.4.2.
  • Implemented the broadcasting of SIF Events from a Provider.
  • Enhanced the SIF Framework to work with TLS 1.2.

Nov 06, 2017 - 3.2.1.4 Applied updates to AU Data Model 3.4.2

  • Updated the SIF Framework to use the officially approved version of the SIF AU Data Model 3.4.2 (no SIF Framework version update).

Nov 23, 2017 - 3.2.1.4 Applied updates to AU Data Model 3.4.2

  • Updated the SIF Framework to use the latest version of the SIF AU Data Model 3.4.2 (no SIF Framework version update).

Dec 04, 2017 - 3.2.1.5 Minor code changes highlighted during training

  • Enable paging of results from a Query By Service Path call.
  • Fixed an issue in the authentication service so that the correct HTTP status code is returned.
  • Updated and improved documentation after feedback from a training course.

Jan 21, 2018 - 3.2.1.6 Implement Consumer SIF Events

  • Implemented the subscribing of SIF Events from an Event Consumer.
  • Provided a correct implementation of ACL validation in Providers.

Feb 19, 2018 - 3.2.1.7 Resolve issues with Event Consumer

  • Fix issues with Event Consumer start up.
  • Improve exception management with the registration process.
  • Fix ACL issues with the UK and US Demo projects.

Feb 25, 2018 - 3.2.1.8 Resolve issues with SIF Events

  • Fix issues with SIF Events for both Providers and Consumers.