Platforms : JVM
Language : Kotlin, Groovy
Source Code (GitLab)


ParaTask started life as a means of creating a GUI for command line tools. However, I've found it increasingly useful for forms in JavaFX Applications.

A Task has a set of Parameters (hence the name). There are different types of Parameters, such as a simple StringParameter, DoubleParameter etc, but there are more complex ones too. Each parameter can have simple validation checks (such as ranges for integer values). In addition, the Task itself can perform addition validation (cross checking parameters which have dependencies). If all the checks pass, then the task is run.

The values for the parameters can be parsed from a command line, or entered using a graphical interface. The GUI can be a stand-alone window, or be embedded within a part of your application.