Visual WebGui is about to release an ASP.NET Control Wrapper which will be included in the upcoming SDK release.
The ASP.NET Control Wrapper enables the adaptation of any ASP.NET component to a VWG control, whether bought from a third party such as Infragistics, Telerik, DevExpress, etc, or created independently. This will surely increase the richness of your control library by utilizing any available ASP.NET control.
The new wrapping feature is not only useful but also simple to use. In a few quick steps the desired control is "wrapped" and ready to use in a VWG project by dragging & dropping it.
The VWG development team is working extremely hard these days in order to make it into the next Visual WebGui release which is expected in the next few days.
Stay tuned for more detailes as it is released on www.VisualWebGui.com.
Visual WebGui is an innovative framework for developing data intensive web applications based on its revolutionary 'empty client' platform.
The VWG framework empowers developers to build & deploy AJAX / Silverlight applications atop its platform using WinForms desktop methodologies and still allowing full flexibility, scalability, performance, security or complexity.
While conventional AJAX requires developers to program using a number of different client-side and server-side languages in multi level architecture, the 'empty client' platform enables the use of a single model with one layer. This allows developers to focus on what they want to achieve rather than on how to do so.
The reason is because the 'empty client' approach could supply well known desktop methodologies for web development. This leads to a much simpler design patterns and lets developers design highly interactive, data rich applications with basically the same productivity of designing desktop applications by dragging and dropping controls.
In addition, it is possible to provide pre-defined application blocks with the 'empty client' approach as most of the processing is done on the server. This drives up even more the efficiency and productivity of developing AJAX and enables the customization and extension of .NET components.
AjaxWorld Magazine has posted an interesting post about TIBCO working closely with Microsoft. I find this quite interesting as TIBCO is usually thought to be more of a Java shop.
Below is an excerpt from the post.
TIBCO announced that the company is working closely with Microsoft to make it easier for customers to use their respective technologies together – giving them more power and flexibility over their service-oriented architectures.
The new technology integration and support announcements are focused on:
* TIBCO and Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation – enables Microsoft .NET Framework services and applications to easily communicate using TIBCO’s Enterprise Message Service platform, giving these applications a degree of reliability and scalability not previously possible.
* TIBCO’s selection of Microsoft Silverlight for Rich Internet Application development – Delivers the best experience for customers that have large-scale deployment and scalability requirements and complements what can be done using AJAX.
These announcements are the first wave of commitments focused on making it easier for customers to take advantage of their existing IT investments in software from Microsoft and TIBCO.
“We want to help customers make the most of their existing technology investments and provide them with the tools and infrastructure to continue to innovate," said Burley Kawasaki, director of the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft Corp. “By working with TIBCO to enhance interoperability with Windows Communication Foundation, we will make it easier for developers to create services across platforms.”
You can read the full post here.
While much of this may be marketing speak it is interesting to see them "embrace" Microsoft at least to a degree.