Qt 5.5 Adds New GL Modules, Improves Cross-platform Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Jul 10, 2015 2

Coming only six months after the release of Qt 5.4, Qt 5.5 fixes almost 1500 reported bugs and adds new features, while also ensuring that it will be ready for Windows 10 on time, improving Linux compatibility and OS X parity.


Testing Impact of Model Driven Development

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Oct 23, 2014 3

By using Model Driven Development component tests could be skipped and integration and system testing went a lot smoother, said Bryan Bakker in the presentation Model Driven Development (MDD) and its impact on testing. Main results from the MDD approach are a reduction of the amount of testing and increased reliability of the code that was generated from a mathematical model.


InterState: A Language and Environment for Expressing Interface Behavior

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Jul 28, 2014 3

InterState is a new programming language and environment aimed at addressing the challenges of writing and reusing user interface code. InterState's creators Stephen Oney, Brad Myers, and Joel Brandt claim in their paper that InterState can help programmers to better understand, navigate, and reuse their GUI components even with complex interfaces involving thousands of objects.


New York Times Lab Introduces Visual Stream Processing Tool

by Michael Hausenblas Follow 1 Followers 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 Follow 0 Followers 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 Follow 4 Followers 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, with an intention to release simultaneously with Eclipse Indigo in June 2011.


Article: What Would Alan Cooper Do?

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers 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 Follow 9 Followers 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 Follow 12 Followers 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 Follow 9 Followers 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 Follow 0 Followers 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 Follow 0 Followers 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 Follow 9 Followers 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 Follow 1 Followers 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 Follow 9 Followers 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.