Canoo has announced the release of ULC Visual Builder for IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer. ULC Visual Builder supports visual construction of rich client user interfaces for J2EE applications within the WebSphere Studio development environment. The plug-in for WebSphere Studio gives developers real-time feedback while assembling the user interface.
- Posted by: sandra wendland
- Posted on: June 12 2003 05:55 EDT
ULC is a library that offers rich client GUI components with a server-side programming model, fitting into existing J2EE architectures and platforms. ULC enables the development of applications that mix and match HTML clients and rich clients, both sharing the same business objects and software infrastructure.
ULC relies entirely on J2EE. It can be used with existing or new application frameworks. Its GUI functionality and API are similar to Swing. In addition to the new Visual Builder, Canoo already provides a client/server simulator and a load and performance tester for ULC.
ULC Visual Builder requires the following software:
- WebSphere Studio Application Developer v.5.0.1
- ULC v.5.1
Read more about ULC Visual Builder
If you are at JavaOne, you can see a demo at booth # 802.
- Rich Clients for J2EE Alternatives by Gerald Bauer on June 12 2003 14:36 EDT
- Interesting product by Lubos Hucko on June 19 2003 06:32 EDT
- Canoo to port ULC Visual Editor to new Eclipse Visual Editor fra by sandra wendland on November 19 2003 06:57 EST
If you're looking for free, open-source alternatives for rich clients using J2EE back-end services check out the XUL Alliance site @ http://xul.sourceforge.net sporting XUL (XML UI Language) motors/browsers/runtimes such as Luxor, XWT, Thinlet, Swix, XUI, JellySWT and many more.
For a Visual Designer for XUL check out Theodore online @ http://www.carlsbadcubes.com/theodore, for example.
PS: Also note, that Sun recently joined the XUL bandwagon with their Java
Desktop Network Components (JDNC) announcement. For more info check out the XUL News Wire aka xul-announce mailinglist.
I think ULC is interesting product. Ofers application independent client and running aplication on server side. ULC can running also on Web servers as servlet - everything good works. You can try it demo application on them home page. I think,it is future web application.
Canoo has published a new ULC demo application.
Point your browser to:
to see some of the advantages of ULC, e.g. large
trees and tables, and high interactivity. The source code
for this demo will be available soon.
Canoo has released ULC Visual Editor 1.0 for WebSphere Studio Application Developer 5.0.1. The 'drag and drop' GUI designer for ULC costs US$ 499.
A special early bird price of US$ 299 is on offer until October 31, 2003.
For further details, please see:
Canoo has announced that it is porting ULC Visual Editor to the new Eclipse visual GUI construction and editor platform. The company has been invited to participate in the Eclipse Visual Editor project. Following its decision to contribute to the open development tools and API, Canoo will also port ULC Visual Editor for WSAD to the Eclipse Visual Editor framework.
The release of the Eclipse version of ULC Visual Editor is planned for Q2/2004.
ULC is a GUI component library to develop rich thin clients for browser and desktop applications. ULC's server-side programming model allows developers to design GUIs as if they were running on the server.
More about ULC at: