Metawidget has been accepted for a technical session at JavaOne 2011 (October 2nd-6th, San Francisco). My thanks to the selection committee and to Dan Allen for organizing this!
Here's the abstract:
DRY UIs: Let the metadata do the work
How many times have you sat in a dark office after hours hand editing forms, page after page? Software teams spend a lot of time developing the UI. To speed up the process, developers resort to drag-and-drop widget solutions or model-based static generation tools. These approaches only change the appearance of the problem.
This talk presents Metawidget as a solution to keep your UIs DRY. Metawidget is a smart UI processor that populates itself, at runtime, with UI components that match properties of your model. Rather than introduce new technologies, it reads existing metadata (e.g. JavaBeans, annotations, XML) to create native UI widgets (e.g. JSF, Android, Swing).
Stop hand-coding your forms! Come learn how to break out of the rut!
More details to follow as we get closer the time.