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Package net.java.html.json

This API allows you to write your application logic in Java and present it using modern HTML rendering technologies like Knockout and communicate with a server via REST or WebSockets.

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Package net.java.html.json Description

This API allows you to write your application logic in Java and present it using modern HTML rendering technologies like Knockout and communicate with a server via REST or WebSockets.

Use @Model annotation to define one or more model classes with properties. Don't waste time writing setters or getters - they will be generated for you. Just instantiate your classes and use them!

The class generator does not stop with getters and setters -- internally it generates bindings for various HTML technologies. Just include appropriate technology implementation on classpath of your application and your model class(es) will automatically be bound to your HTML elements (after calling applyBindings() on your model).

You don't have to bother with JavaScript. All your application logic is in Java. The necessary JavaScript needed for the HTML bindings remains hidden as an implementation detail of communication between the generated model class(es) and appropriate technology bridge. For example the ko4j module:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.netbeans.html</groupId>
  <artifactId>ko4j</artifactId>
  <scope>runtime</scope>
</dependency>
    

In case you decide to use Knockout as your rendering technology, it is recommended to look at its documentation (especially its HTML part) as data-bind syntax is exactly what one has to use in the HTML file(s). Of course, one does not need to bother with the JavaScript part, that is completely hidden in the code generated when processing the Model annotation.

The model classes can be used for JSON based server communication. Just use @OnReceive annotation to define a communication point in the model class. Please note, that the model classes can easily be used on server as well - the same code can run in your client as well as on your server. Just add following to your pom.xml to use your classes generated by @Model annotation as Jersey entities:

<dependency>
  <groupId>org.glassfish.jersey.media</groupId>
  <artifactId>html-json</artifactId>
  <version>2.6</version>
  <scope>runtime</scope>
</dependency>
    

Behavior of model classes can be enriched by using @ComputedProperty annotation (to define derived properties) and by @Function annotation to define handlers to be invoked from the HTML elements.

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