Web application frameworks are still ineffective and require a lot of effort. According to latest estimates, 70% of programming time is spent on the UI component of web applications. CloudaIDE aim is to cut the time spent on UI development without a steep learning curve.
CloudaIDE is a Business Application Framework built on top of GWT. It embraces all layers including the database, the application server, and the client. UI is built with enhanced GWT widgets. Screen interaction follows a modified Oracle Forms behaviour. An user can work with CloudaIDE following the usual Oracle forms habits.
CloudaIDE programming tools utilize Eclipse. The primary web application server is Jetty. Database targets are Oracle, FirebirdSQL and PostgresSQL. One of the architectural decisions made is to use a spectrum of "moving parts" which is as small as possible, but not too small. CloudaIDE relies internally on GWT, the Spring dependency injection, Eclipse, CAS and ANTLR. The CloudaIDE programmer does not have to know anything about those tools and is free to choose other components to extend CloudaIDE.