How to create a new Translation Layer


In this section we will explain which are the steps for creating and using a new translational layer. So, let's start.

Extend AbstractStorageServer

The first step is to create a StorageServer extending the class org.itr_rescue.dataGuard.StorageServer.AbstractStorageServer. The methods connect, disconnect, fetch, store, delete must be override in such a way to interact with the server.

Add the layer in DataGuard

Now, you have to crate a JLinkLabel; The JLinkLabels are the components which are visible when you start DataGuard on the right panel. There is one JLinkLabel for each translational layer. The JLinkLabel provide an hyperlink to the service, a service description and a service icon if available. So, you have to:

  1. Create your JLinkLabel extending org.itr_rescue.dataGuard.ui.JLinkLabel
  2. Override the method mouseClicked defining what to do when the object is clicked
  3. Facultative - Override methods that define the service description and the service icon
  4. Add the service name and the your JLinkLabel's name into resources/properties/services.props

Creating a new Remote View

The current prototype of DataGuard contains only one Remote View. With this view DataGuard represents the hierarchical structure of a file system. So, the view contains file and folder organized in a tree structure. If you want a different object's representation, feel free to define other remote view. For instance, you can create a remote view of images based of thumbnails as well as a remote view with a calendar interface. The Remote View is only the virtual representation of your objects at the server, hence, there are no limit in the number of different view we can build.