Simplifying Desktop Development with Glimmer
Programming SWT/JFace user-interfaces in Java often involves a lot of repetitive boiler-plate code that is overly verbose and hard to map to the user-interface visually. This can significantly hinder maintainability and productivity for Eclipse RCP projects.
Enter Glimmer; a JRuby API for SWT that takes advantage of the expressive Ruby language to provide a simple user-interface DSL (domain-specific language). Developers can rely on Glimmer to build the presentation layer of desktop applications in Ruby while keeping the business logic in Java, or alternatively do complete desktop application development in Ruby. Glimmer comes with built-in data-binding support to greatly facilitate writing maintainable and testable desktop application code.
In this webinar, I will introduce Glimmer, demo the latest features by contrasting the code of an application written in both Glimmer and classic SWT, provide a quick update on the status of the project and finally, have a Q&A and feedback session.
Total running time will be approximately 1 hour
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