Java Explorer

Complex client server application often needs simple clients to visualize and manipulate application and administrative information. The structure of the data is almost always of hierarchical nature. The description of the entities and their attributes is documented in a UML diagram and accessible through a XMI interface. The explorer framework was developed to easily create simple explorer based user interface displaying hierarchical data. The goals of the framework are

  • Create complete but simple explorer based user interface with minimum costs.
  • The user interface do not need to support sophisticated graphical components or be especially fast or flexible.
  • The tools based on the explorer framework are modified during the life cycle of the project. Modifications of the underlying data model should be propagated to the client with minimal source code edition.

For further information, read "Explorer Framework: Tree List Declarative User Interface" .