Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Visualization Links

Researching visualization software. What we will need for viewing object graphs and tree-structured data. Looks like there are some open source projects that ride on top of Java 2D, and provide visualization features such as layers, zooming, and panning. There are some open source apps built on top of the framework, so customizing may be straightforward.

This chemical model visualizer: http://sali.rguha.net/ depends on the object graph visualizer: http://www.graphviz.org/ which rides on this open source ZVTM project: http://zvtm.sourceforge.net/

The idea would be to have 2D, layered, multi-zoom interface into the trees of the tagonomy, so that tagonomies become visually recognizable and explorable spaces.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tagland on sourceforge.net

Please visit tagland.sourceforge.net to check out the source code for tagland. Under current development are some of the ideas sketched out in previous posts. Specifically, I've got a PropertyPage system working which allows you to view and edit Java Bean properties on any java.lang.Object. This will plug into the tagland command-line menu system to edit the Anarchia.us domain objects, similar to how NakedObjects does it, but much, much simpler.

These are baby-steps, but it demonstrates my bottom-up, Managing SimplicityTM, CDC approach. I'd love to hear your comments and contributions. Please feel free to join the sourceforge project here.