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Category: Tools

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...

Almost all advice about web application optimization is catastrophically 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...

Release 12 Preview Part IV: SASS, Surface, Show/Hide Icons and more

We are putting the final touches on Release 12. Here are the related blog posts so far: We’re Working on ’12’ Obsidian skin TypeScript support, Selenium 3.0 support, and more Stratus skin Bonus Features: SVG Support for images, calendar event selection, and more On top of all this, there are a bunch more features we’re really excited to tell you about:...

Customer Success: Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Developing IT solutions to support research for new, more effective and efficient treatments for heart and lung disease. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is a partnership of two specialist hospitals, known throughout the world for their expertise, standard of care, and research success. RBH has achieved incredible things: performing the first successful heart and lung transplant in Britain,...

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...