MapStore leverages a full separation of concerns between the backend and the frontend.
The backend is a suite of web services, developed in Java and deployed into a J2EE container (e.g. Apache Tomcat).
It allows plugging different mapping libraries (with Leaflet and OpenLayers 3 as our first implementation targets) abstracting libraries implementation details using ReactJS web components and actions based communication.
Backend services include at least (but not only) these ones: * Generic, configurable, HTTP-Proxy to avoid CORS issues when the frontend tries to communicate with external services, based on the GeoSolutions http-proxy project. * Internal storage for non structured resources (json, XML, etc.) based on the GeoSolutions GeoStore project. * Configuration services, to allow full application(s) and services configurability * Security with the ability to configure authentication using an internal or external service, and a flexible authorization policy for services and resources access