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Griffon in Action by Foreword by Dierk K önig, Andres Almiray, Danno Ferrin, and James Shingler

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Chapter 11. Working with plugins

 

This chapter covers
  • Working with plugins
  • Creating your own plugins

 

We’ve covered a lot of ground discussing what Griffon can do for you, but there’s a limit to what it can do alone. After all, it can’t predict what a future app will need—sometimes Griffon requires a helping hand. This is where plugins fit in.

You’ve seen plugins being put to work before. Recall from chapter 7 that Swing-XBuilder provides additional threading facilities—this builder can easily be added to your application by installing a plugin. In chapter 9 you learned about FEST and easyb, two testing frameworks that can be configured to work with any Griffon application. Using these tools is as simple as installing the appropriate Griffon ...

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