Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Duplication in User Interfaces: 10 Questions

I'm trying to collect some data about the problem Metawidget is trying to solve. Please take a moment to complete this short survey. I'll post the results in a later blog.


Anonymous said...

What if I want to go completely dynamic, eg. with a form builder in the app.
At runtime one should be able to choose properties and constraints for a partially user specified form.
These get saved as Maps and the resulting UI should be generated at runtime.

Is this possible with Metawidget/JSF?

Richard said...

Thanks for completing the survey!

Yes: Metawidget separates 'inspection' from 'generation', so the inspection can be driven by any source - including Maps.

There isn't an Inspector to do this out-of-the-box, but what you're asking for sounds very similar to this blog entry.