Archive for October, 2006

JFormDesigner – Java/Swing GUI Designer

Posted by dariosantarelli on October 27, 2006

JFormDesigner is an innovative GUI designer for Java™ Swing user interfaces. Its outstanding support for JGoodies FormLayout, Clearthought’s TableLayout and GridBagLayout makes it easy to create professional looking forms.  JFormDesigner makes Swing GUI design a real pleasure. It decreases the time you spend on hand coding forms, giving you more time to focus on the real tasks. You’ll find that JFormDesigner quickly pays back its cost in improved GUI quality and increased developer productivity.


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MonoRail on ASP.NET

Posted by dariosantarelli on October 27, 2006

I’ve recently joined a meeting on MonoRail (former Castle on Rails) is a MVC web framework inspired by Action Pack. The Action Pack way of development is extremely productive , very intuitive and easily testable. MonoRail differs from the standard WebForms way of development as it enforces separation of concerns; controllers just handle application flow, models represent the data, and the view is just concerned about presentation logic. Consequently, you write less code and end up with a more maintainable application.
Monorail is an intelligent port of Ruby on Rails to .NET framework. It attempts to simplify web development and address some of ASP.NET webforms issues. It’s built on top of ASP.NET infrastructure so a lot of ASP.NET features (i.e. session control) are still available to the Monorail. There are both advantages and disadvantages to using Monorail. We always attempt to minimize the latter, but it will be hard (if not impossible) to eliminate all of the cons ;).

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“Ascend.Net” Windows Forms Controls

Posted by dariosantarelli on October 27, 2006

Another interesting project by CodePlex: the Ascend.NET controls (releases: English and Chinese) are a collection of Windows Forms controls written in C# targeting Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0. The intent is to provide flexible but easy to use controls holding up well under heavy usage. A growing project showing how while everybody nowdays is mainly involved in web client frameworks, like Ajax, Atals etc., it’s good to see that Windows Forms is not left behind!!!


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Posted by dariosantarelli on October 27, 2006

FreeTextBox  is one of the most-used HTML editor for ASP.NET applications. The free version of this product enables users to do basic HTML editing in a WYSIWYG environment with a look and feel similar to Microsoft Office products (additional features of FreeTextBox can be unlocked by purchasing).
Although it is easy to integrate as a Server Control and it is compatible with IE on the PC, and Mozilla and Firefox on all platforms, there are some scenarios in which its core javascript functions seems to disturb the correct work of the whole page in which it’s contained: for example, sometimes I’ve encountered some problems in integrating FreeTextBoxs in my AJAX projects, solving every kind of problem, everytime, through hard-coding approaches :(.
Anyway, it’s a very powerful and fully customizable tool for editing HTML contents… a quick solution to your interactive ASP.NET applications.

Enjoy it!!!

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Hello World!

Posted by dariosantarelli on October 26, 2006

This is my first post on WordPress Blog!
I hope you’ll find useful informations about your interests here in my WeBlog.

See ya soon!!!

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