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Many business applications contain a considerable percentage of form-based UIs for data entry and editing. Developing and maintaining these form-based UIs manually is a tedious and error-prone process. The EMF ecosystem provides great support for developing data-centric UIs for the desktop.
In this presentation we show how successful concepts of EMF can be transferred to a native web-stack. In particular we focus on two aspects. First, we show how JSON Schema can be used as a formal definition of structured data comparable to Ecore. Second, we demonstrate  how JSON Forms can be used to declaratively define a UI comparable to EMF Forms.
All of the advantages still apply: No manual programming, UI-framework agnostic, feature-rich forms with validation and visibility rules, fast turnaround times especially when changing the data model, excellent tooling, and many more. We show how to migrate an existing data-centric EMF-based application to this new technology stack based on JavaScript, Typescript, HTML5, JSON, JSON Schema and AngularJS. All of this is of course available open-source and published under the EPL.

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Wilhelm-Krämer-Zimmer - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 13:45 to 14:20

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