Research Output

DRIVE: An environment for the organised construction of user interfaces to data.

  This paper describes a runtime user-interface development
environment (UIDE) for the novel capability of interactively using and specifying user-interfaces to object-oriented databases (IDSs). A framework provides the foundation for IDSs constructed. This concerns interpreting an
IDS, specified in a conceptual object-oriented data language, using a persistent meta model. A generic environment model facilitates dynamic integration of existing user-interface widgets into the meta model. This achieves the goal of
providing a database representation independent visual environment (DRIVE). The architecture and use of DRIVE are described and the benefits of this approach are discussed.

  • Date:

    30 November 1995

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Springer-Verlag

  • Library of Congress:

    QA76 Computer software

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005 Computer programming, programs & data

Citation

Mitchell, K., Kennedy, J. & Barclay, P. J. (1995). DRIVE: An environment for the organised construction of user interfaces to data. In Kennedy, J. & Barclay, P. J. (Eds.). Interfaces to Databases (IDS-3): Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Interfaces to Databases, Napier University, Edinburgh, 8-10 July 1996.. ISBN 3-540-76066-0 & 978-3540760665

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Keywords

Object oriented databases; Object oriented data language; User interface development; Interactive interface specification; Generic environment model; DRIVE;

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