Info request "Uniface 10 IDF" on LinkedIn, why not here?
Author: email@example.com (ulrich-merkel)
on Linkedin, Theo Neeskens started a poll in the
How should the Uniface 10 IDF work?
A tool for state-of-the-art support of software development which can be expanded and customised in a way WE, the paying customers want to do our work.:
having the COMPLETE project in scope, not only the contents of one field in the repository. Minimum: All the code of a component on the screen.
The editor is aware of the existing objects and the syntax, so intellisense and autocomplete is possible (like XTEXT genereted editors).
The editor provides options for text-blocks including a dialog to map parameters of this snippet. (there are a couple of products on the market).
Having features to link in own customisations and add-ins. Like a routine to open the editor for a given object like $ude("openedit","COMPONENT","MYABCFORM",...)
An IDF providing hooks or "user exits" which allow us to link additional processing into let's say the compile process to incorporate just-in-time infos or start regression tests.
BTW: Why this is not started from uniface.info, so the complete community can participate?
and another one:
Ulrich-R Merkel • ... and it's not the buttons & controls, but the functionality and flexibility and ease of costomisation.
Unfortunately, your categories stay on the surface. Think this is the CPWR problem: instead of making a more usable screwdriver, they produce screwdrivers in fashion colours.