TxBeans: Light-Weight Enablement of Transactional, Intermittently Connected, XML-Based Applications

XML documents are the heart of many light-weight (e.g., Web 2.0) applications. TXBEANS is a lightweight and unintrusive way for such applications to transactionally manipulate theirXML documents. TXBEANS also enables such applications to execute while disconnected from the server and then transparently merge this work with the master-copy maintained on the server. TXBEANS is designed to support XML documents in general, but is customized for Apache XMLBeans. Our implementation is easily modified to support other XML Document APIs. This white-paper explains the function provided by TXBEANS, discusses the relationship between XMLBeans and TXBEANS, and gives detailed examples of the TXBEANS API and programming model.

By: Avraham Leff; James T. Rayfield

Published in: RC24090 in 2006


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