Ryan Rutan

Do you know Jive-Fu?

Blog Post created by Ryan Rutan on Mar 29, 2012

I'm not going to drag this announcement out, as I've been waiting far too long to bring something like this to the Jive Developer community!


What is Jive-Fu?


Jive-Fu is a reference plugin that I have put together with the assistance of some of my fellow Jivers, such as Ryan King, and even some of our community developers, such as it2000  In this plugin, I have taken a stab at wiring together all the files and configurations to help clarify the steps needed to implement a feature in the plugin framework.

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Goal: Illustrate connectivity between elements of the plugin framework.  It is functional for educational purposes; however,



Where can I get Jive-Fu?


jivesoftware/jive-fu-plugin · GitHub

Note:  This plugin is currently built for Jive 5.0.2.x.


This plugin hasn't been fully tested (yet), there are most certainly bugs as a result of me bringing examples from the various sources; however, the patterns and connectivity are sound between the required elements in the plugin framework.  I hope to have the plugin fully vetted in the coming months, but even in its current state, I believe it is extremely valuable.


Here are a list of some of the initial implementations that are provided in this first installment,

  • Struts2
    • Actions
    • URLMappers
    • Filters
    • Interceptors
    • Converters
  • DWR
  • Web Services - CXF/Spring
    • JAX-WS (SOAP)
    • JAX-RS (REST)
  • DAO - Spring JDBC Templates
  • Jive Features
    • Custom Content-Type (that's right I said it)
    • Macros
    • Widgets
    • Filters
    • Interceptors (courtest of it2000)
    • Listeners
    • ActionLink in UserBar
    • ActionLink in Tab (coming eventually, need to merge How to: Add a Tab to a Place into the plugin)
    • Upgrade Framework


Stay Tuned for more updates on the Jive-Fu front.  In the mean time, give it a look and feel free to share your thoughts and updates if you are so inclined.