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SmartTools: A Generator of Interactive Environments Tools

  • Isabelle Attali
  • Carine Courbis
  • Pascal Degenne
  • Alexandre Fau
  • Didier Parigot
  • Claude Pasquier
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2027)

Abstract

SmartTools is a development environment generator that provides a structure editor and semantic tools as main features. The well-known visitor pattern technique is commonly used for designing semantic analysis, it has been automated and extended. SmartTools is easy to use thanks to its graphical user interface designed with the Java Swing APIs. It is built with an open architecture convinient for a partial or total integration of SmartTools in other environments. It makes the addition of new software components in SmartTools easy. As a result of the modular architecture, we built a distributed instance of SmartTools which required minimal effort. Being open to the XML technologies offers all the features of SmartTools to any language defined with those technologies. But most of all, with its open architecture, SmartTools takes advantage of all the developments made around those technologies, like DOM, through the XML APIs. The fast development of SmartTools (which is a young project, one year old) validates our choices of being open and generic.The main goal of this tool is to provide help and support for designing software development environments for programming languages as well as application languages defined with XML technologies.

Keywords

Program transformation Software development Interactive Environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabelle Attali
    • 1
  • Carine Courbis
    • 1
  • Pascal Degenne
    • 1
  • Alexandre Fau
    • 1
  • Didier Parigot
    • 1
  • Claude Pasquier
    • 1
  1. 1.INRIA-Sophia — 2004Sophia Antipolis Cedex

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