Wednesday, February 27, 2008

UI programming BoF at EclipseCon?

Better late than never, I submitted a BoF proposal today. Comments and suggestions welcome:

UI Component Programming Best Practices

This BoF is about sharing best practices for programming of user interface components. With "component" we mean a piece of code that implements the inner parts of dialogs, wizard pages, views, or editors.

How do we program user interface components today? How could it be made easier, less error-prone, and less complex? Topics discussed in this BoF may include SWT, Nebula, JFace, declarative UIs, data binding, and techniques for ensuring testability of UI components.

Programming of user interfaces at the level of RCP or the Workbench (where you assemble UI components into plug-ins and applications) are out of scope for this BoF.