Jumpi v1.2.0

Interface Configurable

All Known Subinterfaces:
Component, Connector, Controller, Jumpi, Logger, SequenceGenerator, TaskScheduler, ThreadFactory, Timer, Transformer
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractConnector, AbstractController, AbstractTransformer, HttpConnector, JumpiImpl, SequenceGeneratorImpl, SystemLoggerImpl, TaskSchedulerImpl, ThreadFactoryImpl, TimerImpl

public interface Configurable

Each Component part of the Jumpi reference implementation is configurable and hence implements the Configurable interface. Components are structured as a unidirectionaly linked tree. Each parent knows its children, but a child does not know its parent ( at least for configuration purposes ). The root of the tree is a Jumpi instance.

Each Component has a fully qualified name which is set by the Component's parent Component with the configure(java.lang.String, org.jumpi.spi.Properties) method. The fully qualified name of a component is guaranteed to be unique throughout the Component tree and forms the basis for advanced management, see Operation.MANAGE. In the Jumpi reference implementation, fully qualified names are guaranteed to be unique by constructing the childs' names from the fully qualified name of the Component with a unqiue suffix for each child Component.

The configure() method is used to configure the instance and delegate the configuration to any Components to which it is a parent. Configuration data is provided in the Properties collection. Each Component looks up its configuration parameters by suffixing a propertyname suffix to its fully qualified name.

For example, a parent Component has two children named 'child1' and 'child2' the fully qualified name of the parent is 'parent'. Each child wants to lookup a property-suffix called '.suffix'.

Method Summary
 void configure(java.lang.String name, Properties props)
           Configure the instance given the properties provided.
 java.lang.String getName()
          Get the fully qualified name of the instance.

Method Detail


public void configure(java.lang.String name,
                      Properties props)
               throws java.lang.Exception

Configure the instance given the properties provided. The properties for the instance are those which are prefixed with the fully qualified name of the instance. The properties may not be altered during the course of configuration.

The fully qualified name of the instance must be unique over all configurable instances of a single root Jumpi instance. This is not guaranteed to be unique within a single VM nor globally.

name - the fully qualified instance name.
props - the read-only properties to configure the instance with.
java.lang.Exception - when configuration is unsuccessful.
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if name or props is null or invalid parameters.


public java.lang.String getName()
Get the fully qualified name of the instance. Identical to the name used in configure.

the fully qualified name of the instance.
See Also:
configure(java.lang.String, org.jumpi.spi.Properties)

Jumpi v1.2.0

Copyright 2003, Peter Jonathan Klauser.