Data as a web service, why not?

Working in WSO2 I was recently asked to create an eclipse plugin for their latest WSO2 product WSO2 Data Dervices. As an open source project it is really an impressive product to bring data as a web service. If you hadn’t tried it yet try here. It supports many RDBMS data sources, excel files, csv files and JNDI sources. As a web service the applicability of policies and security given an extra value for using this product.

The plugin I created even though was planning to give user richer experience that the web counterpart was not much of a hit since the due to the time constraints I faced. If you wanna know how to use it check this tutorial.

However I’m talking about this here is to get ideas on how to improve this plugin in the users perspective. My current plan is to add an GUI editor which involves GEF rather than a wizard to create/edit a dataservice. But this takes some time since it requires considerable amount of research. Anyother ideas are appreciated.


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