You can develop new Web applications, and customize the portal-template applications
to support your mobile-banking needs. To build Web applications, you should understand the
basics of Web page design and the Apache Wicket Web page framework, and have a good working
knowledge of HTML formatting.
A unified Web application allows you to share page layouts and styles across multiple Web
applications. All applications are consolidated into a single Web application archive
file (WAR), which:
- Builds on the Apache Wicket framework, focusing on reuse
- Simplifies development and customization
- Increases flexibility and standardization
A single unified Web application allows you to use a consistent approach that is
understood and shared across Web applications. For customizing Web applications, it is
important to understand:
- Page layout – available types of page layouts and general principals to apply to
- Application configuration – how to add Web applications to the unified
- Application customization – basic steps for including customized functions in
the unified environment.
- Style guidelines – how to apply individual style elements to common HTML
- Localization guidelines – how to organize text resources related to
localization, and best practices for managing text labels.
An aggregated WAR manages a single Wicket application, which defines an application
sign-on page and an application home page.
- If an authenticated Wicket Web session does not exist, users are directed to the
application sign-on page, which is defined by
- Once users are authenticated, they are directed to the application home page,
which is defined by ApplicationHomePage.class.
Because Wicket defines an application-specific home page, the base-application home page
identifies roles that are associated with the logged-in user, and redirects the user to
the appropriate application home page.