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Subject [Apache Geronimo Wiki] Updated: GBeans
Date Mon, 12 Jul 2004 07:36:28 GMT
   Date: 2004-07-12T00:36:27
   Editor: <>
   Wiki: Apache Geronimo Wiki
   Page: GBeans

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Change Log:

@@ -24,27 +24,32 @@
 == Let us Write a GBean ==
- * They should implements the GBeanLifecycle interface 
+ * A GBean may implement the org.apache.geronimo.gbean.GBeanLifecycle interface. If it implements
this interface, then it will receive life-cycle call-backs from the IoC framework.
  * They can have attributes with getters and setters, There are attributes that are final
and I think they are standard .. (What is the list of them) e.g. name, Kernel (they can use
to get hold of the system info, have a look at the sample GBeans.) There are ordinary attributes
.. have getters and setters
  * GBeans can have methods ..
- * each GBean should have GBEAN_INFO attribute (see exapmles)
+ * A GBean MUST implement a method having the following signature:
-static {
-GBeanInfoFactory infoFactory = new GBeanInfoFactory("AxisGbean",
-infoFactory.addAttribute("Name", String.class, true);
-infoFactory.addAttribute("kernel", Kernel.class, false);
-infoFactory.addOperation("echo", new Class[]{String.class});
+public static GBeanInfo getGBeanInfo();
+This method provides meta-data about the attributes, operations and references exposed or
used by a GBean. It is standard practice to initialize this meta-data in a static block initializer.
The following block depicts such an approach: 
+public static final GBeanInfo GBEAN_INFO;
-infoFactory.setConstructor(new String[] {"kernel","Name"});
-GBEAN_INFO = infoFactory.getBeanInfo();
+static {
+    GBeanInfoFactory infoFactory = new GBeanInfoFactory("AxisGbean",
+    AxisGbean.class);
+    infoFactory.addAttribute("name", String.class, true);
+    infoFactory.addAttribute("kernel", Kernel.class, false);
+    infoFactory.addOperation("echo", new Class[]{String.class});
+    infoFactory.setConstructor(new String[] {"kernel","Name"});
+    GBEAN_INFO = infoFactory.getBeanInfo();
+Attributes and references MUST be compliant wit the following naming conventions: attributes
MUST start with a lower case first character; and references must should start with an upper
case first character. This simple naming convention should simplify the configuration of a
  * following two are call back methods there are more 
 public void doStart() throws WaitingException, Exception {
@@ -66,7 +71,7 @@
 ClassLoader cl = getClass().getClassLoader();
 ClassLoader myCl = new URLClassLoader(new URL[0], cl);
 GBeanMBean gbean = new GBeanMBean(AxisGbean.getGBeanInfo(), myCl);
-gbean.setAttribute("Name", "Test");
+gbean.setAttribute("name", "Test");
 kernel.loadGBean(name, gbean);
@@ -82,7 +87,6 @@
 == What is GBean Meta Data? ==
 == What does the GBeanInfo class represent? ==
-== Does my GBean have to implement GBeanLifecycle? ==
 == Can I configure my GBean using a flat file? ==
 == How do I manage the attributes of my GBean remotely? ==

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