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Category: Technology

Introducing SmartClient UI Components for React Applications

When building your web application in React, having the right UI component library is extremely crucial. Through Isomorphic Software’s SmartClient library, you have the most powerful, comprehensive suite of UI components for a React web application. Additionally, you can add UI screens to your React apps using the Reify component in the SmartClient UI library. These components provide unparalleled functionality...

Best Practices for Business Logic Validation

Validation is a critical aspect of any web application, especially in true web applications that offer advanced functionality for sophisticated users – people who use the application continuously, all day. Validation in such applications is often very complicated: validation rules may involve multiple related entities and complex conditional logic – it’s not just “integer greater than zero”. At Isomorphic, we...

Why Everything Is CRUD

Many web frameworks have very advanced support for the so-called “CRUD” operations, that is, Create, Retrieve, Update, Delete, also known in SQL as Insert, Select, Update and Delete. Often, when developers see the CRUD features in these frameworks – like data grids that know how to perform CRUD operations, as in SmartClient – they react by saying: well, that’s great...

Web Application Optimization: Why Most Advice Is Wrong

Most of the advice you run into regarding web application optimization is not only wrong, it’s what I call catastrophically wrong, meaning that it: That’s a big claim, and I will back it up. Before we begin, we need a clear definition of performance for a web application.  Only with a good definition of performance in hand can we begin to discuss web application optimization, what’s wrong with so...

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...