The jQuery URC Plugin uses jQuery to simplify the access to the official URC webclient library. In addition, the plugin offers some useful features like
- Setting client-side default data,
- Mapping of variables,
- Bundling of variables,
- Caching of variables.
Why should I use the jQuery URC Plugin?
The plugin adds an layer on top of the URC library and abstracts the
access to the library. So the whole communication with the server (UCH) is
optimized, this means only data that really has been changed, will be
sent to the server.
Moreover, the plugin collects data for a short period of time before sending any data to the server. This comes in handy when setting values very fast in a row (e.g. setting values when moving a slider handle).
You can configure the plugin that it behaves like it should do for your application. Therefore you've got a bunch of configuration parameters:
If you are planning to improve the plugin, here are good news: The jQuery URC
plugin is open source and is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2. So you
can build upon the existing work and implement some other nice features, which makes
the plugin even better.
The well organized code and the detailed documentation will get you an great understanding of the source code in no time.
Have fun with the plugin!