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Very small Examples for Tangram Usage

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These are the example applications for the different usage flavours of tangram.

They are intended as a quick as possible demo to see something running. In the comments of the build files you will additionally find the options to tweak the application to use the full bandwidth of flavours:

  • JPA, JDO, or EBean as Persistence APIs and automated Class-Files enhancing/weaving.
  • RDBMS, Office Files, or MongoDB as the database.
  • Springframework, Dinistiq, or Google Guice as DI environments.

The target platforms are

  • Local/Custom server
  • OpenShift

This would result in some 24 examples for every single one of the possible combinations. So some of the switches can be found in the gradle build files to change a spring example into a non-spring example. The ORM APIs all got their separate example while the target platforms should be handled within the storage solution chosen.

These examples are also meant as a starting point for your own projects.


gradle build

in this directory should do the job.

Except for the Google App Engine one, all examples can be started via

gradle appRunWar

and are running as a default on port 12380 - unless you changed that. They don't depend on anything else running on your system than tangram itself.

Example Content

If you decide to try an empty database, you can use the exported version of the content in example-content.xml. Use the generic tangram importer at http://localhost:12380//importer and select the XML file and import it.

Dependency Injection

All of the examples have a switch in the build.gradle source code

def tangram_backend =  .... 'spring' // spring, guicy, or dinistiq

This selected the dependency injection framework to use. All of the examples come with working configurations for the Springframework, dinistiq, and Google Guice. Google Guice needs some more generic mimik to be likewise runtie configurable like with the Springframework and dinistiq so this flavour is called after the corresponding tangram module guicy.

Build backend switches

The build files for gradle are a little bit more complicated than necessary to allow for the mentioned switches which are also build-time overridable by gradle properties. So you can override the default backend to use 'guicy', 'dinistiq' or 'spring' by a simple

gradle -Pbackend=spring build

The JPA example has additional options since there are four supported libraries implementing this API: OpenJPA, EclipseLink, Hibernate, and DataNucleus. So again you can override the default (OpenJPA) from the build file by a simple

gradle -Pjpa=openjpa build

Servlet Container

Since we moved to the gretty gradle plugin, we now can use more recent servlet containers, generate packaged applications, and switch the servlet container to use very easily. Of course this again is also available at the command line level with jetty9 being the default servlet container if you don't specify anything.

gradle -Pcontainer=tomcat7 build
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