UI  For Scientists and Engineers

To do a good desktop UI with native code is not easy. In fact, most of the time it is quite difficult. It can take a considerable amount of effort to marshal the aesthetics, graphical models, code, and performance necessary to provide an application with great fit, finish, and functionality. The goal is to do well in this regard and to build eminently useful user interface software.

A Sharqblot application is characterized by fine-grain, glyph-based microcontrols with highly detailed composition and layout. Additionally, it is designed using cooperating composite windows that are well-behaved on the desktop and are able to take full advantage of the multiple high-density displays that are standard computing systems for scientists and engineers.

For a good look at an application, check out H5s, a scanner for Hierarchical Data Format ® datastores, over at Innumerus.