IBM ILOG Graph Layout for Eclipse

  • Jerome Joubert
  • Stephane Lizeray
  • Romain Raugi
  • Georg Sander
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5849)

Abstract

Eclipse is becoming increasingly popular within the Java developers’ community, and with the availability of RCP (Rich Client Platform), Eclipse is also seen as a very attractive framework for building professional stand-alone applications. For creating visual interfaces and diagram displays, Eclipse provides the Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) and the Graphical Editing Framework (GEF). Both frameworks provide only very simple support for automatic graph layout natively but lack professional quality layout capabilities. IBM ILOG JViews Graph Layout for Eclipse fills this gap. It brings a concrete solution to developers who need to produce professional diagram visualization and modeling on Eclipse. It contains a wide collection of layout algorithms and configuration services, but also interacts well with GEF and GMF. The loose coupling of the application architecture and the graph layout provides last-minute integration capabilities giving a chance to incorporate layout services very late in the development process.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerome Joubert
    • 1
  • Stephane Lizeray
    • 1
  • Romain Raugi
    • 1
  • Georg Sander
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM ILOG Visualization Group 

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