Gizmox Brings Microsoft Silverlight to Enterprises
July 15, 2008 :: 2495 Views
Visual WebGui, for the first time, enables Silverlight development for enterprises, utilizing Windows Forms-like RAD development and a more powerful and secured GUI.
Tel Aviv, Israel —July 15, 2008— Gizmox, the developer of Visual WebGui open source platform, today announced the release of a fully functional beta version of its Visual WebGui (VWG) with support for Microsoft Silverlight. For the first time VWG enables Silverlight for enterprise applications by providing a RAD like Windows Forms development experience with drag & drop design that cuts development cycles by as much as 90%.
Gizmox’s VWG further extends Silverlight with a very powerful and secured-by-design thin (empty) client GUI that makes Silverlight highly effective for heavy data centric applications, making it an ideal solution for enterprise-level rich Internet applications. Silverlight over VWG maintains all its original richness and can be fully styled with Microsoft Expression Blend.
“Microsoft welcomes Gizmox’s support for Silverlight in Visual WebGui (VWG) as a solution for enterprise-level rich Internet applications,” said Brian Goldfarb, group product manager for Silverlight, Microsoft Corporation “VWG server-side empowerment and Silverlight rich GUI capabilities together offer an effective development pattern and a powerful and uniquely secured by design GUI."
VWG combines the best of Microsoft's development tools & platforms stack (ASP.NET deployment model, Windows Forms development methodologies, Visual Basic-style designer, Windows Presentation Foundation concepts, and Silverlight rich graphics and the .NET Framework in the client) to achieve a highly productive new environment. VWG provides a quick and efficient, no retooling, no relearning migration path for Microsoft developers, into the cutting edge Silverlight technology with unprecedented ROI. An even higher ROI can be achieved with yet another VWG build in capability, migrating existing desktop Visual Basic 6 and Windows Forms application to Silverlight without rewrite, or Model View Controller (MVC) structured applications without reengineering.
An application designed with VWG, can be dually deployed with DHTML or Silverlight presentation layers side by side, switchable by a "button push". It allows access from standard browser or Silverlight and this way allows access for both users.
Demo of enterprise Silverlight over VWG application: Outlook-like Webmail
Gizmox, the developer of Visual WebGui open source platform and a member of Microsoft's Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program was founded in July 2007. Gizmox enables web like desktop platforms; its DHTML SDK has been downloaded by over 250,000 people with more than 23,000 registered users. More than 20,000 VWG applications have been built, and are in production at enterprises such as SAP, Israel Aerospace Industry, Israeli leading Leumi Bank, Trysis, NetworkD, Net Size, American File Net, Phoenix insurance company, Blue Phoenix and many more. The company is funded by Venture Capital and private investors. Its active chairman of the board is Professor Arie Scope founder of Microsoft's Israel subsidiary, and its former General Manager and Chairman for 16 years.