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Eclipse is obviously known for its great Java tooling, but the real power of Eclipse comes from the thousands of plug-ins that integrate seamlessly. No project exemplifies this more than the Eclipse Modelling Project. As we get closer to the Eclipse Luna release, I'm counting down 10 new features that I'm most excited about. On Friday we used Eclipse Sirius to create a model for...

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In my last blog post, I started to describe the framework EMF Forms in more detail and compared it to manual UI programming. To recap, EMF Forms is a framework for efficiently creating form-based user interfaces. Instead of programming form-based UIs manually, they can be described by a simple view model. This model is then interpreted by a customizable rendering component to display the actual...

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A comparison between view modeling and manual UI programming In my previous blog, I introduced EMF Forms, a subcomponent of EMF Client Platform (ECP), which supports the development of form-based user interfaces based on a view model.  The approach allows the effective development of forms without manual and tedious layout coding or manually binding controls to data models. The technological basis of EMF Forms has been used...

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With release 1.2.x, EMF Client Platform and EMF Forms officially support the Eclipse 4 Application Platform (e4). In fact, it has been possible since release 1.1.0 to develop e4 applications based on ECP and EMF Forms, but parts of the UI support were still bound to e3. In 1.2.x, we refactored these remaining pieces. Since we still support 3.x and will support it in the...

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In this blog post I would like to officially introduce a framework called EMF Forms, which will be part of the upcoming Luna release, too. The purpose of the framework is to ease the development and layout definition of form-based UIs that allow browsing, creation and data entry. EMF Forms also includes typical features of a form-based UI such as validation and rule-based visibilities of...

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We are very happy to announce release 1.2.0 of the EMF Client Platform (ECP)! The 1.2.0 release contains a lot of small improvements. The most noteworthy new features are:EMF Forms, a new sub component of EMF Client Platform support the efficient development of form-based UIs and can be used independently of ECPECP and EMF Forms provides support for the Eclipse 4 Application PlatformI will blog about these...

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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 there are often many forms developed in parallel, which should all 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...

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Only two weeks left until EclipseCon! I'm sure everyone's excited to see the new location, make new and meet old friends. This year we have plenty of talks ranging from runtime over mobile to modeling. Pick your choices!Highly Interactive Mobile Apps with RAP (J. Böhme López, H. Staudacher): Smartphones and Tablets have become ubiquitous. The competitiveness of the market is a win for consumers but a...

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