FormEngine

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FormEngine
Developer(s) imatics Software GmbH
Stable release 2.0.1 / May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)
Development status Active
Written in Java
License proprietary
Website FormEngine Home

The FormEngine is a Java framework for dynamic form creation and complex form processing for web applications.

About[edit]

The primary goal of this framework is to help application developers in two areas of interest:
1. dynamic creation of form definitions at runtime
2. a simple albeit powerful way to dynamically process complex calculations and validations of form input (user data)

Characteristics[edit]

The FormEngine framework is built for use in available (or new) Java web application projects. It can be integrated with a few easy steps into a servlet container.

Form processing occurs in form sessions that bind data processing abilities along with the snapshot of the current data model to the task that's been initiated by a user/client. A form session manages a form instance that behaves just like described in the form definition. The FormEngine relies on AJAX techniques to allow client-server communication during a form session.

Calculations and data validation have to be implemented server-side only. Several design patterns aim for minimizing memory needs. Renderers are implemented thread-safe and can be used simultaneously with multiple form instances of a single form definition.

History[edit]

The FormEngine Java framework project started in 2007. It was created to overcome the shortfalls of other web form frameworks in several areas. It is used in a business process management suite (*) as a replacement for the Chiba Engine, a form framework to process XForms definitions. The FormEngine framework was first released for open use under a modified MIT license in December 2009.

Articles and further information[edit]

Several articles have been posted about the FormEngine Java framework, such as "FormEngine : Multidynamische Formulare" (German).[1]
For further information see External links.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Java Magazine (2010), "it-republik.de". FormEngine: Multidynamische Formulare

External links[edit]