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  • 1. Generating beautiful UI‘s With EMF, JFace and Databinding Lars Vogel
  • 2. Most (Business) UI‘s are horrible
  • 3.
    • Mhotivation
    • EMF as UI storage
    • EMF as UI generator
    • Future Plans & Discussion
    • … and I will show code & examples
    The next 10 minutes
  • 4. Typical UI Painpoints
    • To complex
    • Unflexible
    • Overloaded
    • Too many opions
    • Too simple
    • Not enough options
    • … .
  • 5. Inspiration
    • Modeled User Interfaces are becoming popular in e4
      • Modeled Workbench
      • Toolkit Model
  • 6. EMF can be used to store the UI state
    • Load EMF model at startup
    • Save EMF model at shutdown
    •  Some but not huge advantages (similar to Memento)
  • 7. Approach
    • Use EMF domain model information to generate the UI automatically
  • 8. Application Domain Model UI Model (based on Toolkit Model) Generate UI
  • 9. Generate flexibility
    • Rename fields
    • Hide fields
    • Remember last input
    • Re-arrange the UI‘s
  • 10. Summary
    • Generate new UI‘s Minutes
    • UI can be adjusted by the end user.
    • Future steps:
      • Use CSS styling
      • in Migrate to Eclipse e4
      • Evaluate alternative approaches
        • Waazabi,
        • Eclipse Presentation Modeling Framework
  • 11. Contact & Future Questions
    • [email_address]
    • http://www.vogella.de
    • www.twitter.com/vogella
  • 12. Photo credits
    • Dog http://www.sxc.hu/photo/302062
    • Agenda: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/ 1089869
    • Elephant: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/103473
    • Mouse http://www.sxc.hu/photo/ 1097314
    • Book http://www.sxc.hu/photo/ 1184809
    • Student: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/ 660438
    • UML Diagram http://www.sxc.hu/photo/33012
    • Liquid http://www.sxc.hu/photo/ 1109534
    • Person with remote http://www.sxc.hu/photo/ 485640