Eclipse Scout is an open-source framework, developed by BSI Software and hosted by the Eclipse Foundation. Eclipse Scout makes building great business applications easy. Here are your benefits at a glance:
Eclipse Scout provides out-of-the-box solutions for your daily practice as a software engineer. Scout applications are built on an abstract 'model', a straight concept that frees you from dealing with tedious technical details and lets you focus on the business logic instead. Based on that model, Scout renders a modern, responsive UI which works on any device.
You don't have to be a UI expert, if you want to create a beautiful user interface with Scout. You just create a model of your application and Scout renders that model, using its modern, robust widget library. Check our Demo apps to see Scout widgets in action. And if you are an expert: extend Scout with your favorite custom widget.
At runtime, Scout relies on modern Java VMs and, for the front-end part, on HTML5, EcmaScript 6+ and CSS/LESS.
Scout Java applications are deployed to standard Java EE web application servers like Jetty, Tomcat, Glassfish, etc.
Applications built with Eclipse Scout come with a responsive user interface that adapts to any device. You don't need specific UI know-how to build a responsive application that runs on desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones - Scout does that for you and your users.
In addition to providing a responsive user interface, Scout also makes sure the widgets are touch-capable. This means they are large enough to be tapped with a finger. Plus, they don’t depend on any pointing device feature, such as the right mouse button or a hover state. Still, they may use these features to improve the user experience on a regular desktop device.
System and software architecture is the foundation for building stable and reliable business applications for hundreds or thousands of concurrent users. Eclipse Scout has done that for you already. The Scout architecture has been tried and tested in many successful enterprise business applications.
Eclipse Scout comes in two flavors.