Drag & Drop to Modify Axis Hierarchies

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Being able to drag and drop hierarchies to reorder them is another step to remove extra controls used in my JSF example and provide as much MDX query functionallity as possible using only the cell set table. The logical choice to implement drag & drop was using jquery-ui draggable and droppable widgets. Initial experiments made evident that the current columns axis layout is not a good fit for a drag & drop interface to hierarchy reorder, so I've redisigned its layout.

Developing Javascript Web Apps with Maven: Initial Research

Monday, May 13, 2013

In this post I'm going to write down my initial research on creating a Maven based toolset to develop Javascript intensive web applications. The guys at Codehaus already have a project with the same goal, and I've borrowed some ideas from them. His approach doesn't fit well with my needs, but you should take a look a it, maybe it works for you.

I've just started to scratch the surface and I don't address things like Javascript minifying, AMD and the like. These are the problems I've been working on

  • Using a separate directory to store Javascript source and test files.
  • Packaging Javascript libraries as Maven dependencies and using the Maven dependency mechanism to retrieve transitive dependencies.
  • Including Javascript unit tests in the Maven builds
  • Enabling rapid develop/test cycles

Leveraging Bootstrap and Angular

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The driving force behind my current Javascript experiment was a need to modernize the UI for the Pivot Table. Clearly the old good JPivot-like UI doesn't match modern users expectations: context menus, drag & drop items, etc. So, once my Javascript cellset fulfilled basic functionality (drill up/down and add/remove hierarchies) I've started my work to rejuvenate the UI into a more stylish one.

A Functional CellSet Pivot Table Using AngularJS and jQuery

Saturday, April 06, 2013

I've take my previous Javascript experiment one step further; up to the point where it provides a functional CellSet pivot table and a hierarchy selector. I'm now learning AngularJS, and I like its MVC approach, so I'm using it for this experiment.

Sources, Live Demo and Maven Repository

You can find the sources for this experiment in my GitHub olap4j-js repository. Sources for olap4j-query are also in GitHub: olap4j-query; but I've set up a maven repository to host a olap4j-query 0.0.1 release version, used in this experiment. The required Maven snippet to use this repository is:


Experiment published

Friday, March 22, 2013

I´ve just published the experiment in my last entry. You can find it in my github. It has a couple of dependencies on projects you can find also in my github: olap4j-query and jasmine-maven-plugin. The later is optional (just for unit testing)

An Experiment: Using Javascript to Display CellSet Data

Monday, March 18, 2013

I've just started to use Javascript professionally so I've decided to apply my new knowledge to experiment on using this technology to display MDX data. My goal was restricted to display a CellSetAxis from a fixed query, allowing the user to drill down/drill up on any member.