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Jigsaw Documentation Overview

  1. Short overview of Jigsaw
  2. User's documentation
  3. FAQ about Jigsaw
  4. Programmer's documentation

Overview of Jigsaw

The Jigsaw server is entirely written in Java. Because of this, it offers the following features: Jigsaw will run on any platform that supports Java, with no changes! Jigsaw has been reported to run on several platforms
Jigsaw is made of a core and a set of extension modules. You can add your own modules, dynamically, to the server. Moreover, because the Java runtime comes with both threads and garbage collection, your job, as an extension writer, is largely simplified.
The full code of the server is object-oriented. The interested thing is that all the resources are objects. By opposition to most of the existing servers, which consider a resource as being either a cgi script or a file. Jigsaw allows any object to become accessible via HTTP or whatever protocol implemented.

User's Documentation

You will find here the basics on how to install and run the server to the description of the most complex configuration you can do with Jigsaw.
  1. Installation of Jigsaw.
  2. Basic concepts of Jigsaw.
  3. Configuration of Jigsaw.
  4. Authentification in Jigsaw.
  5. Tutorials.
    1. How to use JigAdmin.
    2. Configuration of attributes.
    3. Creation of a resource.
    4. Creation of an indexer.
    5. How to setup Jigsaw as a proxy.
    6. How to setup authentication.
    7. How to setup virtual hosting in Jigsaw.
  6. Reference information for frames and resources.


Answers to all the Frequently Asked Questions about Jigsaw and its use.

Programmer's documentation

You will find here the description of Jigsaw from a programmer point of view, and indications on how to extend it to fulfill your needs.
  1. Internal design.
  2. Complete api of Jigsaw.
  3. How to write a Resource.
  4. How to write a Frame.
  5. How to write a server-side Filter.
  6. How to write a client-side Filter.
  7. How to write an Indexer.

Jigsaw Team

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