ivata masks 1.0 alpha1 review

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ivata masks is a library of routines developed in Java/JSP/Struts

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Colin MacLeod
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ivata masks is a library of routines developed in Java/JSP/Struts. They automatically create masks and lists, based on java reflection and settings specified in XML. This saves a huge amount of time.

Rather than developing input screens and lists for each value object class, you need to define just 2 screens - one for lists, the other for input masks. An XML file defines which fields should be displayed or filtered out in each, and the library automatically interrogates the value object classes to discover which fields are available for display. We use the Struts messages to automate the field labels, based on the field name as a key.

We used this approach to replace a system in development by a large UK retail bank. Before we applied this approach, the client had coded each input screen and list by hand. The unified approach dramatically reduced workload by a factor of several weeks.

What's New in This Release:
This release adds new features and makes the libraries generally easier to extend.
Debug logging was improvied throughout the libraries by using log4j.
Maven compatibility was upgraded to version 1.1 (older versions no longer work).
New field handing for password and long timestamp fields was implemented.
Support for a client session scope was added.
Filter and listener interfaces on the query persistence interface make it easier to implement flexible user rights systems.

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