AltioLive Studio provides a development environment to rapidly build front ends to complex Web based applications, with rich client interactivity beyond the capabilities of the best AJAX front ends. Included are a Visual GUI builder, a backend integration tool, and other development tools, which allow developers to build the interface for their applications quickly, remotely, and without touching an XML or Java editor, so that they can get on with developing the business logic on the backend.
Archetypes is a framework for developing new content types in Plone. The power of Archetypes is first in automatically generating forms, second in providing a library of stock field types, form widgets, and field validators, third in easily integrating custom fields, widgets, and validators, and fourth in automating transformations of rich content.
Axualize is a tool for creating applications by actualizing Java objects using XML. Axualize is based on JSR-57, and is intended to allow developers to create Java applications dynamically using XML. To understand how this could be useful, imagine a J2EE application with multiple client UIs being generated from Web applications. Using Axualize, you can present multiple form-based GUI front ends to your application by dropping in a Web application which builds your GUI applications using Axualize XML generated with JSP and whatever application framework you please.
BabelKit is an interface to a universal multilingual database code table. It takes all of the programming work out of maintaining multiple database code definition sets in multiple languages. The code administration and translation page lets developers define new virtual code tables, new languages, enter all codes and their descriptions, and then translate them into all languages of interest. Perl and PHP classes retrieve the code descriptions and automatically generate HTML code selection elements in the user's language. This makes internationalization and localization of Web sites and database interfaces much easier.
Bambookit GUI is a completely XML-scriptable user interface to build real-time interactive Web application front-ends. Applications occupy 100 Kb of device memory and run on any Java-enabled browser. Users can move windows, resize containers, scroll and sort tables, lists, trees, see real-time data display, use a layout manager, and more. All rendering and event handling is managed in the XML scripts.
Colorer Library provides source text syntax highlighting and text parsing services for host applications. It colorizes source code on host editor systems in more than 100 formats. It uses the powerful HRC format (XML, regexp, context-free grammars), allowing it to support any language. The parser can search and build lists of special text tokens (function lists, syntax errors) and search and indent programming language constructions (brackets, paired tags).
HEBCI is a technique that allows a Web form handler to transparently detect the character set with which its data was encoded. By using carefully-chosen character references, the browser's encoding can be inferred. Thus, it is possible to guarantee that data is in a standard encoding without relying on (often unreliable) Web server/browser encoding interactions.
The HTML::Defaultify Perl module is designed to allow CGI programmers to present forms with some fields filled in, which is handy for letting users correct bad input, show records to be edited, and much more. The main function, defaultify(), takes any block of HTML and a hash of field names and values, and returns the HTML with the form fields set to those values. Value lists for multiple same-named fields are supported, as are pages with multiple forms. Several different input formats are supported for compatibility with existing tools.
JFCML (JFC/Swing XML Markup Language) is an XUL and embedded scripting solution for Java. It is a markup language which supports not only AWT and Swing, but any class accessible to Java's ClassLoader. JFCML additionally offers scripting support through the Bean Scripting Framework, enabling the user to dynamically choose from most major scripting languages. JFCML also offers its own scripting solution, JFCMLScript. This is a tiny yet powerful script evalution service which is also applet-friendly. Using JFCML, the user can construct an entire Java application without writing a single line of Java.