For the Neon release, Eclipse Scout becomes a pure Java project and ships with a new and highly responsive HTML 5 web frontend. These changes make the framework even more powerful, flexible and straightforward for developers to implement full scale business applications.
EMFForms is a framework to ease the development of form-based UIs. It is one of the most active and well-received projects in the Eclipse community. EMFForms provides a simple language to define the forms of an application in a declarative way. Rendering the forms with a defined UI technology is thereby separated from their definition. A renderer is responsible for producing an actual UI from a form definition. EMFForms ships with excellent tooling to create forms and with industrial-strength renderers for SWT and RAP.
Business domain-specific languages (DSLs) enable domain experts without programming knowledge to capture knowledge about business rules, workflows, calculations or data. These experts are typically not familiar with software development, and would consequently be scared off rather than supported by a complex IDE. On the other hand, good tooling is essential for the acceptance and usability of a DSLs.