FaceKit: A Database Interface Design Toolkit.

Roger King, Michael Novak: FaceKit: A Database Interface Design Toolkit. VLDB 1989: 115-123
  author    = {Roger King and
               Michael Novak},
  editor    = {Peter M. G. Apers and
               Gio Wiederhold},
  title     = {FaceKit: A Database Interface Design Toolkit},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Very
               Large Data Bases, August 22-25, 1989, Amsterdam, The Netherlands},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1989},
  isbn      = {1-55860-101-5},
  pages     = {115-123},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/KingN89.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/89},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


FaceKit is an interface design toolkit for objectoriented databases. By combining techniques from the realm of User Interface Management Systems (UIMS) with a built-in knowledge about the specific kinds of techniques used by object-oriented databases, we have designed a system that allows a user to customize a database interface with minimal programming. Knowledge about object-oriented database constructs such as classes, groupings,etc., allows FaceKit to semi-automatically create graphical constructs appropriate to the object-oriented database environment. FaceKit is built on top of Cactis, an object-oriented database management system (DBMS), and is capable of creating interfaces that deal with Cactis both at the schema and data level.

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Peter M. G. Apers, Gio Wiederhold (Eds.): Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August 22-25, 1989, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Morgan Kaufmann 1989, ISBN 1-55860-101-5


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