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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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Offline Capability in SmartClient & Smart GWT

Like any web application, SmartClient and Smart GWT applications can be made offline  capable using an HTML5 manifest file to describe all the static resources required by the application.  If you’re not familiar with creating an HTML manifest file, you can learn more about it by reading through this tutorial: http://www.sitepoint.com/offline-web-application-tutorial/ Once you’ve got a […]

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Smart GWT 2.4 & SmartClient 8.0 final release

To kick off the New Year, Smart GWT 2.4 and SmartClient 8.0 final have been released!  Download the new releases here. This list of new features is relative to Smart GWT 2.3 and the SmartClient 8.0 beta – note that for SmartClient in particular, this is a massive release with around 4x the new features […]

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New hover features: show related records or load detail fields

Now available in nightly builds for both SmartClient and Smart GWT: Advanced Hover components Rather than just showing a string of HTML in a hover, new APIs make it easy to use any UI component as a hover, such as a grid, chart or even a layout combining several components. To enable the feature, set showHoverComponents:true […]

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Just landed: User-defined data highlighting

Just landed in nightly builds for both SmartClient and Smart GWT: user-defined data highlighting. A very common requirement in enterprise applications is highlighting important or unusual data values, that is, coloring them an eye-catching color, or coloring different ranges of values different colors. However, in all but the most trivial applications, the rules for what […]

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Smart GWT QuickStart Guide

Now available: the Smart GWT QuickStart Guide. This is the first piece of documentation to read when learning about Smart GWT.  It is structured as a set of brief introductions to the major features of Smart GWT, with hands-on code samples you can run and experiment with, and links to deeper documentation to learn more. […]

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