Uncle Unc is a framework for working with trees of objects. Existing services such as filesystems, code libraries, networks, log files, mailboxes and directories can be mapped onto this object tree, as can some traditional desktop applications. User interfaces work directly with the object tree, offering best of breed interface design (e.g. filtering, breadcrumb bars, paging, sorting, and file-explorer-like views) across the full range of services. The framework promotes clean design, completeness of representation, and reusability of both front end and back end code.
The ObjectBrowser Bean uses Java reflection to generate a file-explorer-like GUI automatically for any Java object or set of objects. It incorporates a number of features aimed at making the UI useable, such as special treatment of array-like members as child objects, and representation of bean getter and setter methods as properties. Scripting can be used to add in additional methods to manipulate the target object.