Paper about XForms and XFormsMM

I have currently finished a paper about XForms (and XFormsMM) for an univerity course called Adaptive User Interfaces. The paper gives a general introduction to XForms as well as to XFormsMM. XFormsMM is a (quite theoretical) approach how multi-modal forms can be build on top of XForms. It’s based on a paper of Mikko Honkala and Mikko Pohja and on the idea of extending XForms with modality-dependent style-sheets.

Read More

Implementing Interfaces and Abstract Classes on the fly

I’m currently working on a small LISP-like language for an university course of mine. Hence, the the language is implemented in Java, I wanted to make the Java library accessible withing my language. Though loading classes, invoking methods and reading fields is just one of two ways - from Java to my language. But what about the other direction? How can I implement Java interfaces and abstract classes within my language to pass them to Java class as listeners, observers or handlers?

Read More

Automated UI testing with Swing & FEST

Testing an application is hard, but testing an user interface (UI) is even harder. FEST addresses this issue for Java Swing applications. It enables you to write easy and readable functional tests for your UI. Working together with JUnit, it lets your functional UI tests feel like common unit tests within your test suite.

Read More

Gelesen: Wissenschaftlich schreiben leicht gemacht

Eines Vorweg: „Wissenschaftlich schreiben leicht gemacht“ ist ein gutes Buch. Es ist hervorragend geschrieben und leicht zu lesen. Der Autor, Martin Kornmaier, versteht es eindringlich und gleichzeitig unterhaltend, Inhalte zu vermitteln. Das Buch ist gut und leibt es auch - bei aller Kritik die gleich folgt. Es zu lesen schadet sicherlich keinem, weder einem Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, noch einem Informatiker.

Read More