Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Usable Java Client

I'm working with a custom java client that sets an example of how every java client should work. It is a stand-alone java client that connects to a custom government financials application.

It's different than many other java applications (most notably the webMethods entire suite) in that it actually was designed with users in mind.

When an action is initiated and complete, the application sets focus to the appropriate button or control. (take notes webm..)

It anticipates based on function called on which component control the focus should be. So, if you are putting in your password, the focus automatically leaps to the OK button so all you have to do is press enter.

Now that's nice. Too bad that the upgrade to this system phases out this java client and replaces it with a web gui.


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