With Visual WebGui 6.4 RC0 version, Gizmox brings its vision of solving data-intensive Ajax web development & deployment pains, to completion

Visual WebGui which was designed to solve the most painful issues for enterprise IT is now with its new 6.4 RC0 version fullfiling its promise to reproduce client/server richness and user experience on Web and Cloud, in a simple cost effective way.

Since its inception in 2007, Gizmox has been working towards the release of its fully featured Visual WebGui (VWG) version. Up until this release of 6.4 Gizmox has released 6 major versions and with this version Gizmox is delivering on the VWG promise to enable a full cycle of rapid development of enterprise level data-intensive Ajax application.

"VWG was designed to solve what might be the most painful issues for enterprise IT; reproducing client/server richness and user experience on Web and Cloud, in a simple cost effective way and with standard Web, no-plug-in accessibility and absolutely secured end point. We took upon ourselves one of the most ambitious missions, one that the big software players could not solve," says Navot Peled, Gizmox CEO and adds "The goal was to create an end-to-end Web and Cloud solution that simplifies enterprise Ajax development experience to a VB6 level using Ajax methodologies to reproduce client/server richness and user experience on Web while enabling absolutely unhackable Ajax UI and one that also enables creative UI designs without the need to struggle with complex HTML, JavaScript and CSS styling. We wanted to make developers really feel at home, so we decided to expose 2 basic development experiences: one that leverages desktop developers' skills, providing Form based VB6-like development experience and one that leverages web developers' skills, with declarative XAML experience. The first one we call VWG application and the second is VWG sites. Visual WebGui 6.4 is the first version to fully deliver on that promise."

VWG has been collecting awards on its innovative approach and achievements, as well as rewarded with developers and enterprises responses and feedbacks. Its SDK has been downloaded more than 700,000 times within 2 years and there are over 35,000 VWG applications that were developed with its pre-release, partly featured SDK.

The innovative technology of Visual WebGui has been recognized by many individuals and organizations altogether approving the company's innovation, solid reputation and thought leadership it brings to the industry. In 2010 Visual WebGui was awarded with a couple of technological prizes such as the inclusion in 2010 SD Times 100 which recognizes "a noble gathering of leaders" in various software areas. Visual WebGui was also listed as one of the "Coolest Cloud Platform Vendors" by UBM's Channel Web magazine stating that the Visual WebGui platform is a way to enable enterprises to create rich and responsive Web applications with solid performance and security.

The new version's free & free trial downloads are available visualwebgui.com.


Infospectrum goes Green with automated recruitment & interview HR system

Recruitment and interview process usually becomes complicated and very hard to follow with massive exchange of emails, bulky attachments and several people involved. So it was decided to develop a system that would simplify that process by allowing to find required information at a touch of a key - a web-based workflow-based application to automate the process without any need to install software on the client.

The solution also needed to provide automated workflow to route tasks to the relevant performers and notify them by e-mail. It also needed to capture the important data in the process so that some intelligent reports could be generated from it. And last but not least, an appealing user interface goes a long way towards application acceptability. The users needed a user interface which was intuitive and easy to use.

"The rich user interface, powerful features and high performance of the tool impressed us and it was an easy decision to use VWG as a development framework instead of the traditional ASP.NET approach," said Project Manager Vijay Phulwadhawa.

The learning curve for the development team was minimal since they were mostly desktop application experts and as such were familiar with the concepts and ptactices allowed by the Visual WebGui solution that they chose as their framework.. "The ease of development of the UI with Visual WebGui is just amazing! During the project execution, we have seen desktop developers who never worked in web applications learn the framework and be productive in record time. The hassles of JavaScript, Ajax, and HTML are absent which increases productivity many folds," added Phulwadhawa.

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Redcastle specializes in Business Management Solutions usually based around an established CRM product. The company struggled to make a Web Application with the same user experience as the Windows client.

As a result, Redcastle looked for a solution that would allow the development of web modules that fit the user experience of their Windows client CRM system. Redcastle lead developer James Carter encountered Visual WebGui for the first time via a web advertisement which promised a rapid conversion of VB6 applications. Carter who was a bit skeptical at first decided to give Visual WebGui a try. Carter then downloaded Visual WebGui and found that "they did have a web based ListView control that did everything that the Windows control was capable of and much, much more!"

After a short evaluation it proved to be exactly what the people at Redcastle were after; a platform that allowed building and running of Windows based applications in a pure web environment.

"Using Visual WebGui our development times have been vastly reduced," said Lead Developer James Carter who continued that "adding a new list to a page/form is as simple as dragging a new control from the toolbox, and with only a few lines of code you have a list/table that supports row selection (no code required), column-click sorting (amazingly absolutely no code at all to achieve this), pagination, column repositioning via drag-drop (again totally free, no coding required), allowing the user to decide which columns to see and which to hide - all at the speed of light!. Using standard ASPX this would have taken much longer."