"Fill-in-the-Form" Programming.

Lawrence A. Rowe: "Fill-in-the-Form" Programming. VLDB 1985: 394-404
  author    = {Lawrence A. Rowe},
  editor    = {Alain Pirotte and
               Yannis Vassiliou},
  title     = {"Fill-in-the-Form" Programming},
  booktitle = {VLDB'85, Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Very
               Large Data Bases, August 21-23, 1985, Stockholm, Sweden},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1985},
  pages     = {394-404},
  ee        = {db/conf/vldb/Rowe85.html},
  crossref  = {DBLP:conf/vldb/85},
  bibsource = {DBLP,}


This paper describes a new style of programming, called "fill-in-the-form" programming, for the development of interactive database applications. The applications being developed and the application development environment use the same form and menu interface. High level tools are provided to define interfaces for database query/update and for generating reports or graphs. Our experiences with two Systems that are based on this programming paradigm are described.

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Alain Pirotte, Yannis Vassiliou (Eds.): VLDB'85, Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, August 21-23, 1985, Stockholm, Sweden. Morgan Kaufmann 1985
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