I've been working on a very fun and challenging proof of concept
/ usability project that involves Pentaho Data Integration
(Kettle), XUL, SWT, Swing and a very cool, slightly controversial
theory: with a lot of work frontloaded, we should be able to port
user interfaces to any UI technology, and expect consistent
behavior AND look and feel without much, if any, additional code
The project I'm in the middle of encompasses three different but equally compelling goals:
- To move Pentaho forward in providing common layers across our core pillars (reporting , analysis, data mining, ETL and dashboards).
- To provide a proof of concept for the Pentaho XUL Framework, an architecture built to help us support common UIs across all of our applications and tools .
- To provide a common way of describing and managing the information needed to connect to a database.
So, we began by …[Read more]