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.
Eclipse 4 has new tools for building RCP applications including pluggable presentation engine, CSS support, dependency injection and more. Does it make Eclipse attractive for building modern applications?
Our company is working on an Eclipse-based IDE for cross-platform mobile app development. The primary competitors of our product are Xamarin Studio, PhoneGap and Qt. Besides including several killer features to our product, we were faced with the necessity to pay close attention to the RCP user interface.