The Eclipse RCP forms a solid and sound basis for building rich client applications. This has been proven by the number of tools built on the Eclipse platform.
As this platform matures, it begins to attract interest from the enterprise world. The typical scenario for enterprise applications involves multi-tiered platforms with a strong emphasis on a sophisticated UI and robust backend data processing such as workflow and high volume data storage.
The Eclipse Riena Project bridges the gap between those kind of applications and the Eclipse RCP.
Riena will create new components and use as well as extend existing ones. The goal is a complete package that addresses the additional requirements of multi-tier applications whilst leveraging the proven features of RCP. Using the same concept and the same programming model on client and server is the greatest benefit that makes this new type of enterprise applications like Smart Clients such an attractive approach.
The presentation begins with a short background of the project and presents a list of components that are identified as being in the scope of Riena:
The presentation includes a summary of the current status together with an overview of already available components.
Christian Campo is IT-consultant at compeople AG. Working for years in the field of Java-EE, he is responsible for the development of innovative online-applications and service-oriented architectures. Christian is the project lead for the Eclipse Riena project, an Eclipse Foundation project to provide the platform for building multi-tier enterprise client/server applications.