Java-Based UI Frameworks

Rik Scarborough Java, Programming 1 Comment

In today’s development environment, there is an abundance of frameworks that we can choose from for front-end or user interface (UI) work.

I was recently talking with a friend about UI development. He has also been a programmer since programming was considered an arcane art (when those of us that did it were considered like Gandalf the Grey facing the Balrog). Or maybe we just saw ourselves that way. Regardless, both of us have been Java programmers for a great deal of that time.

We both lamented the fact that it was a context switch to go from coding most of our projects in Java, then needing to switch to JavaScript for the front end.

Based on conversations I’ve seen online, several readers are warming up their keyboards to chide me for complaining about having to code in JavaScript. Keep your keys cool, both of us and our co-workers are experienced in, and happy to write in, JavaScript and any of its frameworks for our clients. But using JavaScript isn’t always the best approach.

 In this post, we introduce two frameworks that allow you to code your user interface in Java: GWT & Vaadin…

Keyhole Releases Open Source, React-Based Chat UI Component

Keyhole Software Company News, Conversational Apps, Keyhole Creations, React Leave a Comment

The Keyhole team is excited to announce the release of an open source UI chat component that can be embedded in applications. This UI Component is React-based and can be used for chatbot and chat-based user interfaces.

This component is stand alone. It has a configurable implementation to talk with any server-side API. This component abstracts away its data transport middleware and, in the absence of a consumer-provided implementation, emulates its own asynchronous reply….

Keyhole Releases UI Design Tool MockOla For Free, Public Use

Lauren Fournier Company News, Design, Keyhole Creations Leave a Comment

The Keyhole Software team is excited to announce the standalone release of MockOla for free, public use. MockOla is a rapid design tool to easily create user interface mockups and wireframes. Using a drag-and-drop element editor implemented with HTML5 Canvas, users can lay out user interfaces mockups, concept designs, and wireframes. The tool boasts a number of customization palettes, including handy templates for …

Creating a UI Designer for Quick Development

Alok Pandey CSS & HTML, HTML5, Technology Snapshot 2 Comments

User interface developers often come across situations that involve creating several web interface dashboards with similar architectures but with different UI controls and backend services serving real-time data. Examples of such Dashboards could be real-time stock quotes, or real-time performance of a factory floor. A common approach that many follow is to create an HTML5/CSS3 web application using a standard design pattern. …

Partitioning SPA Resources and API Implementations in Separate WAR Components

David Pitt HTML5, Java, JavaScript, Opinion Leave a Comment

Single Page Applications are quickly gaining traction as a way to implement rich, robust, and mobile friendly web-based applications. Essentially, this requires a shift in application architecture where the entire application user interface is implemented using JavaScript and the server side code supplies a RESTful, JSON-based API for  server side application logic and data access. This model is shown below: …