Wi.Ser 0.7.1 review

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WidgetServer (WiSer) is a Java/XML server-side GUI-framework which enables an application to run as either - a monolithic applicat

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WidgetServer (WiSer) is a Java/XML server-side GUI-framework which enables an application to run as either

- a monolithic application with a Swing GUI,
- a client/server application with a thin Swing client,
- or as an application with a rich Web client based on HTML and JavaScript

without any change!

The framework supports a mixed deployment mode, which enables one server to serve Swing clients and Web clients at the same time. A XML markup language helps to define an application's GUI.

Furthermore a common widget-based, object-oriented programming interface for Web and Swing GUIs is offered to the developer to control and assemble the GUI. This prevents from struggling with HTML, JavaScript and HTTP requests or from caring about the internals of Swing (e.g. Drag&Drop implementation).

For Swing client/server applications the framework cares for the client/server split as well as for the client/server communication including compression and security layers. The functionality of the Swing widget set is covered widely (and sometimes enhanced) in both (Swing and Web/HTML) client channels.

The project comes with a WYSIWYG GUI-builder which is completely build on the Wi.Ser-framework technology.

Here are some key features of "Wi.Ser":
Support for internationalisation
Standard widgets like inputfield, combobox, radiobuttons, ...
Enhanced widgets like treeviews, table, tabbedpanes, splitpanes, ...
XML configuration to separate GUI definition from application code
Unified object oriented API for all targeted clients
Support for drag&drop operations
GridBagLayout and absolute positioning
Support for MDI and SDI applications
Multiple render/templatekits to support individual CIs and multiple browsers
Preconfigured support for IE and Mozilla
Snapshot render widget to use individual swing renderers within the framework
DrawPane widget to create images on the fly
GUI events like actionevent, clickevent, keyevent, ...can be received and handled on the serverside
Plugin mechanism to exentd the framework
Applications are deployed either into a standard servlet container
or alternatively into the WidgetServer runtime
Rich functionality for input validation
GUI builder, examples and tutorial

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