Description:Vine is a modular, extensible Java library that offers developers an easy-to-use, high-level Application Programmer Interface (API) for Grid-enabling applications in form of web-based Science Gateway.
Abstract: Science Gateways are web portal environments targeted for a given community and dedicated to specific scientific needs. Scientists require a different set of tools, applications, visualizations, data integration patterns, to be able to satisfy unique requirements of different research domains. To enable users to benefit from remote computational and storage resources, a web portal framework should support an easy integration and access to the e-Infrastructure. To satisfy users needs and simplify developers work we present Vine Toolkit framework integrated with Adobe Flex/BlazeDs technologies. It offers a set of unified and abstract APIs for different Grid middleware and a rich graphic presentation layer. Additionally, it automates the integration process with portal frameworks, such as Liferay or GridSphere. Vine Toolkit introduces a concept of subprojects which extend core APIs or define new low level components and web applications. This way, a Science Gateway prototyping process is definitely shortened. Consequently, it allows programmers to build software components that can be reused in a simple manner for different Science Gateways.