Yearly Archive
for: ‘2008’

Databound dragging in SmartClient 7.0

One of SmartClient’s most powerful and popular features is built-in support for dragging between grids and trees that you can simply enable with property settings. That’s pretty easily understood and has been a part of SmartClient since 2001. What’s new and more interesting is what should happen when you have a databound grid connected to […]

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SmartGWT is out

  Yes it’s true!  SmartGWT was officially released yesterday with an announcement on Sanjiv’s blog.  The SmartGWT project is hosted on Google Code –  go there for downloads, JavaDocs and an online showcase featuring about 250 samples. I’d like to thank Sanjiv for all his hard work in getting this release out so much sooner than […]

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7.0 Beta is out; SmartGWT right around the corner

At long last, the fabled 7.0 is available for everyone to try out.  Use the download links below. http://smartclient.com/releases/SmartClient_70beta_LGPL.zip http://smartclient.com/releases/SmartClient_70beta_Evaluation.zip (30 day eval) Please post any issues with 7.0 in the SmartClient Forums as usual, but please be very sure to mention that you are reporting an issue with 7.0 beta (ideally, put it in […]

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Video Tour of Visual Builder

As the first of more to come, we’ve created a video tour of the SmartClient Visual Builder tool.  The video shows you how to use Visual Builder to create a web application without writing any code.  The tool can be used by business analysts and semi-technical folks to create working prototypes or by developers just […]

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Best practices: loading DataSources dynamically

Just came across this great blog post from SmartClient user David Johnson about a technique for loading required DataSources dynamically as part of a view. “So how do we provide DataSources customized for the user? Well, we could easily pull the metadata from the database, merge in the user’s security and then write the DataSources […]

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Come see us at the Ajax Experience in Boston

We’ll be exhibiting at the Ajax Experience in Boston September 29th – October 1st.   Come out and meet the team at our booth outside the general session hall.   If you’ve been looking forward to seeing SmartClient 7.0 in action,  we’ll be giving sneak preview demos of the new Calendar functionality, Advanced Criteria/FilterBuilder, TileList, and […]

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Browser JavaScript performance leapfrogged again

The race for the JavaScript performance crown is heating up to an almost absurd extent. Back In June, Apple’s Safari browser was updated with their “SquirrelFish” JavaScript interpreter, providing a huge boost to JavaScript performance that actually put Safari ahead of Tamarin, the JavaScript engine used in Adobe Flex.  Then, just weeks ago Google released […]

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Catching dangling commas in Aptana

Aptana can be configured to catch one of the most common Javascript programming errors: the dreaded “dangling comma”, an extra comma left trailing after the last property in an object literal. This problem can be fiendishly difficult to spot, particularly if you have a complex, nested arrangement of object literals. Aptana can point you at […]

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Announcing SmartGWT

Yes, it’s true! A project has been underway for some time to create a GWT (Google Web Toolkit) wrapper for SmartClient. The project, dubbed SmartGWT, will be made available under the same LPGLv3 license as SmartClient LGPL, with commercial licensing available as well. It will be hosted on Google Code with public SVN access, and […]

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We’ve made it onto Ajax Alltop

We’re happy to say that our blog has now been included on the Alltop Ajax. If you’re not familiar with it, Alltop groups RSS feeds for sites by category and then lists the five latest postings for each site.  They have many different categories for topics from Ajax to food to iPhones.  You can roll […]

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