EasyInterface: A toolkit for rapid development of GUIs for research prototype tools


In this paper we describe EasyInterface, an open-source toolkit for rapid development of web-based graphical user interfaces (GUIs). This toolkit addresses the need of researchers to make their research prototype tools available to the community, and integrating them in a common environment, rapidly and without being familiar with web programming or GUI libraries in general. If a tool can be executed from a command-line and its output goes to the standard output, then in few minutes one can make it accessible via a web-interface or within Eclipse. Moreover, the toolkit defines a text-based language that can be used to get more sophisticated GUIs, e.g., syntax highlighting, dialog boxes, user interactions, etc. EasyInterface was originally developed for building a common frontend for tools developed in the Envisage project.

In Proc. 20th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE 2017). LNCS 10202. © Springer 2017.