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blend with eclipse (3lliot) - 2/6/2008 5:02 PM PST RRS feed

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  • By: 3lliot


    I'd love to get into using Blend but our developers use Eclipse for java 
    development.
    
    Is there an easy and accurate method for doing the design in blend and 
    adding the back end in Eclipse?
    
    Would it mean tripping through VS?
    
    Any pointers much appreciated.
    
    Cheers
    Friday, February 22, 2008 6:36 PM

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  • By: KAP


    Hello...
    
    I'm currently developing my UI in WPF using Blend 2. The server-side of the 
    biz uses Java. We happily communicate via Web Services and in some cases via 
    TCP.
    
    My UI's are not currently Web-based. So, the whole of the interactive layer 
    built with Blend 2 and VS 2008. The whole of the server-side is Java. We 
    obviously have a strict separation between the layers... so neither one needs 
    to deal with the other except through the service API. In our model, Java 
    people can be Java people and WPF people can be WPF people.
    
    Now, if you're looking for your sever-side to generate the UI (in the 
    classic Web sense)... well, that's a different matter.
    
    When we move to the Web with the UI's, the server will not generate our 
    interactive layer. We'll just communicate in much the same way as we do 
    now... the only difference is the UI will run in the browser using the 
    Silverlight runtime. Our intention is to always keep the server-side dev. 
    separated from the client-side interactivity.
    
    I suppose the answer to the question kind of depends on how you build your 
    UI layer.
    
    Best,
    Keith
    
    "3lliot" wrote:
    
    > I'd love to get into using Blend but our developers use Eclipse for java 
    > development.
    > 
    > Is there an easy and accurate method for doing the design in blend and 
    > adding the back end in Eclipse?
    > 
    > Would it mean tripping through VS?
    > 
    > Any pointers much appreciated.
    > 
    > Cheers
    Monday, February 25, 2008 10:43 PM