Words from the CTO
The Future of the Field
Bernardo Castilho, Chief Technology
While times have changed since
I was last in the world of academia, it is refreshing to
see that the field I chose is still considered to be a good
choice for the today's younger generations. I recently read
an article that said that in the technology sector, computer
software engineer careers are expected to grow by 48% through
It is rewarding to see that my fellow developers have laid
a solid foundation and have created an environment that
is attractive to new prospects. ComponentOne's plans for
2013 and beyond will continue to strengthen this foundation.
As the computer software field continues to grow, so too
will the technology software developers use to create the
software programs of the future.
ComponentOne's extended 2013 v1 WinRT product line and
support for HTML5 and touch interfaces hint at things to
come. Our offerings will evolve to provide the developers
of today and tomorrow the tools they need not only to enhance
their applications, but to save them time and effort. For
our new SpreadJS brings Excel's power and ease-of-use
to HTML5 developers. Plus,
the latest version
of Wijmo makes it a breeze to target mobile devices in addition
to the desktop.
The New Spread Studio for .NET is Here!
Sean Lawyer, Product Manager
ComponentOne is proud to announce the release of the
Spread Studio for .NET, the ultimate cross-platform
spreadsheet toolkit for application development. This
new suite of tools includes all of the components in
Spread 7 for WinForms,
Spread 7 for ASP.NET,
Spread for WPF-Silverlight, and
Spread for WinRT. Now that they are together in
one package, you may extend your Spread applications' reach
into the new frontier of Windows platforms, including the
Windows 8 Store.
The new versions of the Spread.NET controls, Spread 7 for
WinForms and Spread 7 for ASP.NET are now licensed separately,
and include all of the components in the Professional version
of Spread.NET 6 for each respective platform. Customers
who have current maintenance subscriptions for either the
Standard or Professional license for Spread.NET 6 will receive
free license version 7 key for both platforms. Plus, special
upgrade pricing is available for registered licensees of
version 6 and earlier versions of Spread for Windows Forms
and Spread for ASP.NET.
Read the full article.
ActiveReports 7 SP1 Released
ActiveReports 7 brings more controls,
customization, and page layouts. Plus, it now
includes tables and matrices (features familiar
to Data Dynamics Reports users)! The latest
release, ActiveReports 7 SP1, introduces a
highly aniticipated WPF Report
Viewer and a new PDF/A export option for report
archiving. Report migration is now even more
Learn more about this release
watch a video descibing the top features of
Wijmo Enterprise Released
Wijmo Enterprise 2013 v1, the only product
for creating both Mobile and Desktop applications
with a single set of controls. Wijmo Enterprise
also includes SpreadJS, an Excel-like HTML5 spreadsheet
Learn more about this release.
ComponentOne 2013 Roadmap
Bernardo Castilho, ComponentOne CTO, reviews the
past year's accomplishments and previews what you
can expect from ComponentOne in the coming year.
Read his article and post feedback about what
you'd like to see from ComponentOne this year.
Video Case Studies
Watch how Michael Stark, owner & developer at
StarkNetwork.com used ComponentOne FlexGrid, Date
Time Editors, and Calendar control to build a POS
application for his clients.
Watch the video case study.
Find out how Ken Tucker used ComponentOne Wijmo to create
a functional event calendar for his user group website.
Watch the video case study.
ComponentOne recently recieved
the following awards from Dr. Dobb's and ComponentSource.
Dr. Dobb's 2013 Jolt Productivity Award for ComponentOne
Top 5 Bestselling Publisher Award 2012-2013
# 2 Bestselling Publisher Award 2012-2013
Top 5 Bestselling Product Award 2012-2013 for ActiveReports
Upcoming Webcasts: Free to Attend
Wijmo 2013 v1:
Come take a tour through Wijmo 2013 v1!
We have been solidifying our framework and creating a platform
for HTML5 development.
Wijmo 2013 v1 is a major release that adds jQuery Mobile
support, new widgets, and a powerful spreadsheet component.
May 15, 2:00PM (ET)
Introducing Doc-To-Help: This webcast lays out
the essential features and technologies that Doc-To-Help uses to
encompass every aspect of your software documentation project. Topics
covered include customization and creation of the Table of Contents,
Context IDs, and the Index, as well as an overview of how the software
works, tips, tricks, and best practices.
May 15, 3:00PM (ET)
May 29, 3:00PM (ET)
ComponentOne supports and sponsors community and developer events
throughout the world, including conferences, code camps, tech fests,
and user group meetings. Here is a list of upcoming events:
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