Cayenne and Naked Objects

From: Jonathan Carlson (
Date: Tue Sep 07 2004 - 12:55:48 EDT

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    Is anyone familiar with the concept of creating a generic UI framework
    that allows one to write an application with only business object
    attributes and methods?

    I am really intrigued by the possibility of using Cayenne's rich
    metadata to build a generic UI (probably web-based in my case) that
    would work for lots of different application domains.

    I looked into the concept of naked objects last year sometime and then
    forgot about it because the current implementation at seemed rather unintuitive, had no security,
    and seemed to lacked scalability.

    But recently my company has chosen a new ERP that uses a concept
    similar to this (using Oracle packages instead of objects and a mostly
    generic Windows UI). I started to realize that this concept really
    could scale if the framework was coded right and was more intuitive.

    I'll keep looking into this. Hopefully I can come up with a generic
    web UI framework for Cayenne data objects that I can open source.

    Any thoughts?


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