Part of the ReFrame Application
ReFrame Objects interact with each other
across the ReFrame Application Service Grid by sending
messages. When a ReFrame Object "has
something to say," such as changing the value of
a variable, it sends the object containing that
variable a message requesting the change. The
receiving object evaluates the request and, if
appropriate, executes it.
ReFrame Application Service Grid uses Zero
to enable ReFrame Objects to discover and route
messages to each other.
Objects communicate with each other using industry
standard TCP/IP and XML.
The message-based architecture of
the ReFrame Application Service Grid provides:
Distribution/Decentralization - applications
written for the ReFrame Application Service Grid can be distributed across many
Scalability - the message-based architecture
combined with zero-configuration networking
technology enables nearly effortless
Changeability - applications written for the
ReFrame Application Service Grid can be modified
quickly, easily and safely because of highly
granular structure and the ReFrame Exception Engine.
Progressive Development - ReFrame's
message-based architecture coupled with its
ObjectServices enables enhancements to be produced in
tight, iterative cycles that quickly deliver business
Flexibility - ReFrame applications can be
re-factored, including architectural changes, with
minimal time impact and without major disruption
to the application.
Security - ReFrame's highly granular nature
allows setting security at any level, even for a
single field in a particular record. Should the
application merit it, each and every field could
have a unique security protocol for
identification, authentication and access control.
The ReFrame Application Service Grid produces
systems that are inherently distributable and
scalable by using a message-based architecture along
with HingePoint's own Live Object Technology, Object
Services and the ReFrame Exception Engine.
ReFrame enables you to quickly, easily, and safely
accommodate the changing size and shape of your