Understanding JFace data binding in Eclipse, Part 1, The pros and cons of data binding

Stop writing data synchronization code and start solving problems

From the developerWorks archives

Scott Delap

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: September 26, 2006

Large amounts of the development time for Java™ graphical user interface (GUI) applications involve simply moving data out of domain objects into GUI components and back again. In recent years, several data binding frameworks have stepped to the forefront to automate this data synchronization process. This article explains what a data binding framework does, introduces several popular Java GUI data binding frameworks, and covers the pros and cons of using data binding.

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