Mon, 2013-11-18 06:04

GEF4 - There's really something going on!

The GEF4 initiative, created 2 years ago, has finally taken up some speed. While a new GEF4 Geometry component had already been finalized in the Juno development stream, migration and refactoring of further parts of the GEF 3.x / Zest 1.x code base has been our main focus since.

As we plan to generally replace Draw2d with JavaFX as a rendering front end, we have initiated a new GEF4 SwtFX component for backwards compatibility reasons. It allows to embed SWT controls into a JavaFX scene graph if the scene in turn is embedded into a specialized FXCanvas (SwtFXCanvas).

Mon, 2013-11-04 08:03

Are you still manually coding UIs?

Manual development of user interfaces for Business application has several drawbacks. Visible components such as forms or reports are typically subject to constant change, based on user feedback. Additionally often many forms are developed in parallel while still all forms must comply to a uniform look and feel. Typical UI layout technologies are powerful, but also complex to use, as they have to support any kind of possible layout. Maintenance and testing of manually coded forms is costly, time-consuming and error-prone.

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