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Category: SmartClient

Are lightweight components really what you need?

Business applications improve productivity. Improving productivity is why applications exist and why we are all employed to provide them. However, as developers, we sometimes get excited about new technologies and the benefits they claim to have. For example, a basic grid component with a very small amount of source code sounds very appealing. However, this simplicity is the wrong thing to...

The Best Just got Better! V13.0 is here

We are proud and pleased to announce that V13.0 of SmartClient and SmartGWT is officially here, with tons of fantastic new features. We’re sure you’ll agree it was worth the wait. Some of the great features we have added to V13.0 are: OpenAPI Support Auto-hiding, Minimalist Scrollbars CSS Editors Client-side Authentication & Roles Simulator for Prototyping Custom Event Widgets for...

More Amazing features for the upcoming V13.0 Release

In the last few months, we’ve been busy adding a whole new set of amazing features that will be available in the next release of SmartClient and SmartGWT. We have already announced some fantastic additions to the framework in our previous posts (Part 1 / Part 2 ), and now there’s even more to extend the power and flexibility of SmartClient and SmartGWT! This post shares just another taste...

Entering Le Mans on a Tricycle – choosing the right tool for the job

As Isomorphic’s CTO, I’m typically brought in to save projects that have gone off the rails. So I’ve got 20 years experience in vigorous facepalming. Very often, we are approached by companies that started with another technology and have hit a dead end. Typically, we end up inserting our more sophisticated components into the middle of existing screens, and then...

The Difference Between SmartClient and Smart GWT

We often get asked about the difference between SmartClient and Smart GWT. The answer is: ‘not much‘. When you’re running SmartGWT, you’re also running SmartClient When you are running SmartGWT, you are also running SmartClient.  You are using SmartClient’s widgets, data binding, browser compatibility, etc. See the SmartClient vs SmartGWT architecture diagrams below: As you can see, we only use the...

Customer Success: Big Pharma

Last week we talked to a Principal Scientist (let’s call him Ken) at one of the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies. Ken gave us some really great insight into why and how they use SmartClient. Ken’s organization provides software support (at varying levels) for thousands of in-house scientists scattered across “innumerable areas of expertise and roles”. Scientists come to his group...