Developer's Guide

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Documents technical-oriented information that will help developers further extend and exploit gCube’s source code. The document will target two classes of programmers:

  • Those who want to interface with gCube or to reuse gCube code – Programmers who will use gCube’s libraries to build their own tools, without need to access the source code.
  • Those who want to modify/extend the source code – Programmers who will use the platforms source code to enhance it, correct it, adapt it to different environments and applications domains.

The Guide is organised as follows. Overview provides the developer with a general summary of the gCube technology. How-to provides the developer with pragmatic, detailed and practical advice on gCube technology. Components Programming Reference Sections provide the developer with a detailed description of the gCube constituents organising them according to a Functionality-oriented View and a Data-typology-oriented View.

The gCube team welcomes contributions from everyone who shares our vision and wishes to contribute in a constructive manner to improve and enhance the available software assets. As such, gCube have adopted this Code of Conduct and require all those who wish to participate to agree to these guidelines.


gCube Reference Model
gCube Reference Architecture


How to develop a gCube Component
How to develop a gCube Portlet
How to interface with a gCube-based Infrastructure (a.k.a. Featherweight Stack Client)
How to interface with a gCube-based Infrastructure (a.k.a. the gCube Client Libraries Framework)
How to turn software applications and containers into gCube resources (a.k.a. the gCube SmartGears Framework)
How to integrate gCube system with external Cloud Providers
How to produce accounting records
How to consume accounting records
How to install and configure Accounting Portlet(AM)
Data Analytics
How to install and configure Statistical Algorithms Importer(SAI)
How to Implement Algorithms by Statistical Algorithms Importer(SAI)
How to Implement Algorithms for DataMiner by Java libraries
How to Interact with the DataMiner by client
How to use the DataMiner Pool Manager
Data Publishing
How to programmatically publishing a spatial dataset and the associated metadata by the gCube SDI
How to use Data Transfer 2
Data Discovery and Access
How to programmatically discover geospatial metadata

Components Programming Reference: Functionality-oriented View

Data Infrastructure Management Facilities
Data Infrastructure Policy-oriented Security Facilities
Workflow Management Facilities
Data Management Facilities
Data Access and Storage Facilities
Data Transfer Facilities
Data Assessment, Harmonisation, and Certification Facilities
Data Consumption Facilities
Data Retrieval Facilities
Data Manipulation Facilities
Data Mining Facilities
Data Visualisation Facilities
Semantic Data Analysis Facilities
gCube APIs
Social Networking Library and Social Networking Service
Social Networking Data Discovery
Storage Manager Service
Home Library Service (DEPRECATED, see StorageHub)
Storage Hub Service
Portal Context and Portal User, Group and Roles Management
Portal Mailing API
gCube Presentation Services
GCube Widgets Store

Components Programming Reference: Data-typology-oriented View

Biodiversity Data Facilities
Geospatial Data Facilities
Semantic Data Facilities
Statistical Data Facilities