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Three Problems with Agile

The essence of Agile is to ramp up communication between team members to an extreme degree. The idea behind this is to minimize the functionality gaps, design misses and rework so often encountered in waterfall development processes, with an end goal of maximizing the output of usable software. Ramping up communication, however, has its own set […]

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Is ‘lightweight’ always a good thing?

Business applications are supposed to improve productivity. That is why they exist. However, as developers, we sometimes get excited about a newly released technology and the benefits it claims. We can then end up adopting technology that actually degrades the final product – creating a less productive UI, and even ruining performance, despite promising performance […]

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A Candid Opinion on the Threats to Java

Earlier this month, our very own CTO – Charles Kendrick – was interviewed by Marketing Strategist and Growth Hacker, Tom Smith. This interview was part of a series for DZone’s 2015 Guide to the Java Ecosystem, coming in October. Tom’s article is below and the original can be found here. It is well worth a read! A Candid Opinion on the […]

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Even More 10.1 / 5.1 Features

Our next release – 10.1 / 5.1 – is getting close. We talked about some of the upcoming features in an earlier blogpost. Here are a few more to wet your appetite further …   Server-side Support for Relative Date The RelativeDate system allows end users to express criteria as relative to the current date, which is […]

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Outdated performance perceptions driving your mobile strategy?

Looking back, there was a time when mobile specific apps were necessary. Browser technology wasn’t quite there, and the first smartphones just didn’t have enough oomph. But we have come a long way since then …   Let’s look at the iPhone. Since the first release in 2007 to the release of the iPhone6 last […]

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A Better User Experience (and a Sneak Peek at the Next Release)

Our next release  (SmartClient 10.1 / Smart GWT 5.1) is still a little way off, but we would like to share some details. We also want to give you the opportunity to play with some of the BETA (pre-release) features. This blog will focus on user experience. However, there will be more blogs about other aspects of the 10.1 /5.1 content, so […]

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When did you last hear these 3 little words from your end users?

  Since you are reading this blog, I think it is reasonable to assume you have a decent understanding of what it takes to build a web application. I would also bet that your end users have said at least one (all?) of the following when describing a web application you developed for them: “incomplete” […]

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Last Batch of Features Before the Big Release

SmartClient 10.0 / Smart GWT 5.0 will be released around the end August. This is a MAJOR release. We are currently adding the final layer of polish before we let it go. Meanwhile, here are a few more features that we think you will like … and you can try them out now!   CubeGrid WYSIWYG Excel Export […]

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Grails Plugin for SmartGWT – Part 2

In the first post on this topic we looked at a standard Grails application and how to add the SmartGWT plugin to it.  In this post we’re going to explore some more features of the plugin. Customising the scaffolded UI If you run the sample app at the end of the last post and filter […]

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Grails Plugin for SmartGWT

We are pleased to announce a preview version of our plugin for Grails developers. Grails includes an ORM layer (GORM) built on top of Hibernate and the principal feature of this plugin is to provide a seamless integration with it.  The plugin also assists with creating UI elements and providing SmartClient-enhanced scaffolding. This articles serves […]

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