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Backbase 4 RIA Development by Sergey Ilinsky, Ghica van Emde Boas

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Overview of the Backbase APIs

The Backbase Framework delivers a comprehensive and well-balanced set of APIs for developing applications. Some of these APIs are JavaScript-based, others are XML-based. The XML-based APIs always have a JavaScript equivalent API. The opposite is not always true, as we will see when we talk in more detail about XEL. The overview we are giving in this section is mainly based in the JavaScript interface that the Backbase framework provides.

The APIs can be divided into two groups:

  • The low level APIs that have the Document Object Model at the heart, enabling fundamental functions
  • The high level APIs that wrap common implementation patterns into simple calls

For both the low level and the high level APIs, there exist JavaScript ...

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