A booklet on CAB

Topics: CAB & Smart Client Software Factory
Apr 2, 2007 at 11:54 PM
I have put together this CAB booklet developers may find useful:

http://www.razzaq.org/pub/framework_composite_application_block.pdf

- Sal
Apr 3, 2007 at 4:19 PM
That looks really helpful, thanks!
Apr 3, 2007 at 10:24 PM
Thanks.
This is useful.

Best regard,
Ike
Apr 5, 2007 at 3:40 PM
Great high level view of CAB. After working with it for some time, it is nice to step back and look at it at that perspective.
One comment though, I would be careful using terms like "Another novel idea". (your article is good and this phase doesn't add anything). CAB is based on the Spring Framework which uses the Inversion of Control pattern so it is not a Novel idea.

http://www.theserverside.com/tt/articles/article.tss?l=SpringFramework

http://martinfowler.com/articles/injection.html

Again good work.

Steve
Apr 6, 2007 at 11:53 AM
Hi Sal,

Just wanted to add my thanks for putting this together. I have found it a useful addition to the available material for those of us just starting out on CAB.

Kind regards,

Steve.
Apr 6, 2007 at 4:12 PM
Yes, its a good one for beginners
Apr 6, 2007 at 4:27 PM

ssuing8825 wrote:
CAB is based on the Spring Framework which uses the Inversion of Control pattern so it is not a Novel idea.


Actually, ObjectBuilder (more precisely the WorkItem in CAB, whic is a product of ObjectBuilder) is more in line with Spring or Pico. CAB is much more than an IoC container, since it has the EventBroker, CommandHandler, Workspace and supports MVP. That's what sets it apart from things like Castle Windsor, Spring or Pico.

I'm not trying to diminish the comment, by the way, just adding to it :-)