Quick Start Up Guide for PanDa Web Platform Applicatiion Developer

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  • Supported job archive databases are SimpleDB (Amazon) and Oracle.
  • Functional modules are included automatically and dynamically. There is no hard coding of functional components or user interface elements. pmModules/modname.py is used to interpret URLs of the form http://baseurl/modname/?param1=1m2=2
  • Modules declare their own contributions (menu items) to be included in the interface.
  • Standard module routines publish the data to be sent to the client The module can specify the various roles of the data it publishes via "publish" method
  • Modules can be static html, they are referenced by URL the same way. Thus a module may change from a python implementation to a fully client/jQuery based implementation (static html) transparently to the user.
  • The data the module publishes is interpreted, compressed and sent to the client / browser according the the data role defined as parameter of the publish method and the client type / capability. so monitor modules can serve as either web page builders, or json data providers or the rendering function providers or all above
  • The platform is backward compatible with the classic Panda Monitor. It does support the legacy "classic" Panda Monitor Interface. For example, the 3 different URLs, the classic one : http://panda.cern.ch?dash=prod and the new http://pandamon.cern.ch?dash=prod and http://pandamon-eu.atlascloud.org?dash=prod generate the same "classic" Web page

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-- ValeriFine - 13-Feb-2013

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