Fri, 2015-07-17 17:21

EMFForms goes AngularJS

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.

Tue, 2015-07-14 14:58

Business DSLs in Web Applications

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.

Mon, 2015-07-06 09:45

RCP application / build for both desktop and web?

As most of us know, when starting a new project it's the old difficult decision to choose between rich client and web applications. Effectively, it's either web or rich client. Especially when developing Eclipse rich client applications, it's just desktop. Sure, cool techniques like RAP could be used to exchange SWT by web ready JavaScript libraries. Moreover, e4 enables to use different rendering engines for example JavaFX. But again, it's a either SWT or another UI library decision.

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