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New York Times Lab Introduces Visual Stream Processing Tool

by Michael Hausenblas on  Apr 01, 2014 1

The New York Times R&D Lab has released streamtools, a general purpose, graphical tool for dealing with streams of data, under Apache 2 license.

Webix 1.1 Adds Improved Server Side Integration, REST API and XSS Safe Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 19, 2013 2

The recently released Webix 1.1 includes improved server side integration and bug detection including the ability to disable any view. It also includes support for REST API and enable developers to define XSS safe template in addition to load data from server side.

Google Donates WindowBuilder Pro and CodePro AnalytiX to Eclipse

by Alex Blewitt on  Dec 15, 2010 2

Following on from Google's acquisition of Instantiations and their relaunch of WindowBuilder products, Google has announced that they are donating WindowBuilder Pro and CodePro Profiler to Eclipse.org, with an intention to release simultaneously with Eclipse Indigo in June 2011.

Article: What Would Alan Cooper Do?

by Abel Avram on  Feb 12, 2009 1

In this article, Naysawn Naderi makes a summary of About Face 3, Alan Cooper’s book, noting some key takeaway points. The User Interface plays an important role in an application, be it a desktop one, a web application or a mobile one, and the guidelines contained by the article help creating better interfaces.

JRuby GUI MVC Framework Monkeybars Goes 1.0

by Werner Schuster on  Jan 27, 2009 2

There are many JRuby libraries on top of Java GUI toolkits. Monkeybars is a JRuby MVC framework for building GUI applications, and it's now available in version 1.0. We talked to James Britt about Monkeybars.

Article: Colors and the UI

by Abel Avram on  Nov 25, 2008 4

In this article, Dr. Tobias Komischke explains how colors used in a GUI can influence our interaction with a computer and offers advice on using the appropriate colors for the interface.

MacRuby 0.3 Release Brings Interface Builder Support, HotCocoa for GUI Building

by Werner Schuster on  Sep 12, 2008

MacRuby 0.3 was released with many improvements, among them support for GUIs built with the InterfaceBuilder. Also: HotCocoa, a Builder-style API for Cocoa GUIs is shipped with the new release of MacRuby.

Comparing GUI Patterns in PureMVC and Cairngorm

by Moxie Zhang on  Jun 20, 2008

On June 9, 2008 Per Olesen, a seasoned Java developer, published a blog post on Tech Per to comparing the two most popular Flex frameworks, PureMVC and Cairngorm, in particular with respect to usability and how they apply patterns of GUI architecture.

Pivot: Re-Inventing the Java Applet?

by R.J. Lorimer on  Jun 15, 2008 9

Pivot is a new GUI toolkit meant to compete with Flex and Silverlight, and is targeted specifically at Java applets powered by the upcoming consumer JRE.

Article: FXRuby: Create Lean and Mean GUIs with Ruby

by Werner Schuster on  May 27, 2008 1

"FXRuby: Create Lean and Mean GUIs with Ruby" is a new book about the FXRuby GUI library. InfoQ talked to the book's author Lyle Johnson about FXRuby's implementation, threading and more. Also: an InfoQ-exclusive sample chapter from the book.

Ruby Shoes Roundup: Ruby-Processing with JRuby, The Shoebox, GitHub

by Mirko Stocker on  May 01, 2008

We look at the recent developments around the Ruby Shoes GUI toolkit. The Shoebox is a repository for sharing applications written using Shoes. Next to useful applications, Ruby-Processing uses JRuby to get the Processing environment into Ruby.

Glimmer - using JRuby and SWT for Eclipse RCP apps

by Werner Schuster on  Feb 19, 2008 3

Glimmer is a library for building GUIs with JRuby and SWT. Using the Builder idiom, it allows to define GUIs very quickly, but also permits to access SWT APIs directly. Glimmer was recently proposed as an official Eclipse project, so we caught up with Andy Maleh to talk about the project.

Anvil - Ruby MVC GUI library

by Antonio Cangiano on  Feb 06, 2008

Anvil is a new Ruby GUI MVC framework aimed to make GUI development with Ruby simpler. Taking ideas from Rails and Merb, it provides code generators and other tools to automate much of the tedious work. InfoQ caught up with the developer Lance Carlson to see what's behind Anvil and what's planned for future releases.

Ruby.NET 0.9 improves .NET interop, adds Form designer support

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 20, 2007

Ruby.NET, a project to compile Ruby source to .NET CIL, just released version 0.9. The release comes with improved .NET integration and a nearly complete implementation of the Ruby standard library. To top it off, Ruby.NET VS integration ships Form Builder support to help build Ruby GUI apps.

Ruby Shoes for lightweight GUIs, graphics and animation

by Werner Schuster on  Sep 19, 2007

Ruby GUI toolkits are a dime dozen - but Why The Lucky Stiff managed to create one with a novel approach. Ruby Shoes facilitates animation, 2D graphics, and simple interaction. We take a look at its distinguishing features.

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