Teallach - a flexible user-interface development environment for object database applications.

Barclay, Peter J, Griffiths, Tony, McKirdy, Jo, Kennedy, Jessie, Cooper, Richard, Paton, Norman W and Gray, Philip (2003) Teallach - a flexible user-interface development environment for object database applications. The Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, 14 (1). pp. 47-77. ISSN 1045-926X

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The Teallach project has adapted model-based user-interface development techniques to the systematic creation of user-interfaces for object-oriented database applications. Model-based approaches aim to provide designers with a more principled approach to user-interface development using a variety of underlying models, and tools which manipulate these models. Here we present the results of the Teallach project, describing the tools developed and the flexible design method supported. Distinctive features of the Teallach system include provision of database-specific constructs, comprehensive facilities for relating the different models, and support for a flexible design method in which models can be constructed and related by designers in different orders and in different ways, to suit their particular design rationales. The system then creates the desired user-interface as an independent, fully functional Java application, with automatically generated help facilities.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1045-926X
Additional Information:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teallach program; User interface management system; Java application; Object-oriented database; Graphical user interface; Visual language;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 3007
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 12:47
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2014 15:05

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