• Five interesting facts about Microsoft F#

    Since its 2005 conception at a Microsoft Research Center, use of the F# language has seen steady growth among developers both in the Open Source Community and for enterprise applications. Because it combines safe, simple and robust coding with the option of application on practically any operating system, it makes for an interesting proposition with developers seeking simple solutions to complex problems.

    Many consider…

    • Wed, Feb 4 2015
  • A beginner's guide to submitting an App to the App Store

    Since Apple successfully unleashed their trailblazing App Store in 2008, other technology firms have taken similar measures with their own software. The App Store allows an iOS owner to customize their device in whatever direction takes their fancy, due to the incredible range of apps available to users. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at how to push apps through the approval process. This is not necessarily straightforward…

    • Mon, Feb 2 2015
  • Top Hacker News: Week of January 26, 2015

    The world has been waiting for a way to unboil eggs for generations. Well, not really. But we now know how to do it, thanks to an international team of brilliant chemists. And before you weep over the wasted research dollars, you should know that the newly discovered technology should have some more useful applications, such as possibly making many cancer treatments significantly more affordable.

    Read about this breakthrough…

    • Thu, Jan 29 2015
  • Content Delivery Networks and why you should use them

    Over the last ten years or so we’ve seen a considerable growth in the use of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) making fast access to pages possible for even small websites. By redistributing content to data centers closer to users around the world, download times and bandwidth are reduced, cutting downtime and providing a more streamlined user experience.

    Although there are some free CDNs, in most cases you’ll be…

    • Wed, Jan 28 2015
  • AngularJS vs. Backbone.js vs Ember.js

    There are more than 100 JavaScript frameworks available out there and the quantity of results on Google can be overwhelming. When developing a modern, sharp-looking website, including JavaScript at some point is essential. Advanced JavaScript programming can be very challenging however, especially when the application needs to behave the same way on different browsers. By picking the right JavaScript helper library, development…

    • Tue, Jan 27 2015
  • Infragistics insights - tech news roundup

    We’re used to an undercurrent of competition in the struggle over tech world dominance, but this week things flared up following Google’s publication of a security flaw in Windows. Microsoft hit back, saying they were on the brink of releasing a patch to cover for the fault and criticised Google for exposing paying customers to security risks. For their part, Google reiterated that they had highlighted the…

    • Fri, Jan 23 2015
  • Office Mobile Apps: What’s New?

    It’s not uncommon to see a company gradually change its direction. Whether this is achieved through a business plan, marketing campaigns or a new product range, it’s not inconceivable for a firm to steer away from its previously charted course. Within the IT industry, the most vibrant example would be Apple, who navigated away from their roots as a hardware company and moved towards elegant, well designed consumer electronics…

    • Wed, Jan 21 2015
  • What's Coming in jQuery 3.0

    Initially released almost eight years ago, it seems unlikely that jQuery needs an introduction to web developers. It is by far the most ubiquitous JavaScript framework on the web and at present, more than 60% of web applications use some functionality of the framework.

    The Internet is constantly changing and in order to keep up, jQuery is evolving too. In this post we’re going to look in a little more detail at what…

    • Tue, Jan 20 2015
  • The Habits of Front-End and Back-End Developers

    They’re the odd couples of development – the yin and yang, East and West, salt and pepper, fire and water.

    Front-end and back-end developers differ significantly in their skills, preferences and personalities. It’s no wonder; they approach development from opposite sides of the equation.

    Yet front-enders and back-enders need to collaborate to develop amazing apps, so let’s take a brief look at both…

    • Fri, Jan 16 2015
  • Exploring the jQuery controls in our new marketing dashboard

    This month, Infragistics walks you through the creation of a Marketing Analytics Dashboard built using our jQuery tools, and you’re going to be pretty impressed with the results. Let’s start by taking a look at exactly how this app was built.

    For this particular application, we used Infragistics jQuery map, data chart, bullet graph, data picker and doughnut chart controls.

    First, we’ll look at how we used…

    • Thu, Jan 15 2015
  • What is .NET Core and why does it matter?

    Microsoft began working on the .NET framework in the late 1990s and the software development tool has undergone enormous changes since then. What originally made the framework so attractive was that it contained a class library that gives developers the freedom to write applications in any language (VB, C#, C++ etc.). Programs written in .NET are executed in a software environment called the Common Language runtime (CLR…

    • Tue, Jan 13 2015
  • Tips on Visual Studio Every Developer Needs

    If you haven’t discovered Visual Studio Toolbox, check out this popular show on Microsoft’s Channel 9.

    The show is a treasure trove of information and insight from experts to help you stay on top of the latest and greatest innovations and be more productive. Practical comments, opinions, demos and a conversational style all keep things moving and provide easy-to-apply developer tips.

    Host Robert Green knows…

    • Wed, Jan 7 2015
  • Webinar: How to Design Effective Dashboards

    January 22 at 1PM EST

    Sales figures, website visitor counts, budgets, timelines… every day, you juggle massive amounts of data. But how do you make sense of it all? With intelligently designed dashboards that help you find meaningful insights you never thought possible.

     Infragistics Senior Director of Design Tobias Komischke will show you exactly how to create these smart dashboards for yourself in our upcoming…

    • Wed, Jan 7 2015
  • WPF & Silverlight Data Chart Featured by Quantlabs

    Bryan Downing over at Quantlabs recently featured Infragistics .NET WPF and Silverlight data charts in his post on front end charting for financial trading platforms - take a look!

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    He was particularly impressed with some of our Finance-related Sample Apps - have you seen these for yourself?


    • Wed, Dec 10 2014
  • Developing a Mobile SharePoint Solution with Infragistics - Part I: Extensibility

    Companies face some major hurdles when trying to bring their SharePoint experience to mobile devices. Depending on how flexible and extensible the chosen mobile app is, this can be a huge issue for many organizations. But Infragistics is here to help, with its Enterprise Mobility (EM) suite.

    Infragistics offers more than just a mobile SharePoint application; they offer a flexible and extensible platform to build your…

    • Mon, Dec 8 2014
  • Video: How to Hide Cells in Your Application Prototypes

    In our most recent how-to video, we show you how to hide cells when you're building an application prototype in Indigo Studio, by creating a navigation element which looks different on the phone than it does on the desktop. 

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    On the phone, we would really like to see a menu icon which shows up…

    • Fri, Dec 5 2014
  • How to Develop a Progressive Mobile SharePoint Solution

    As a developer, you may have heard of Infragistics’ mobile SharePoint solutions: SharePlus, which brings all of the data and functionality of SharePoint to your mobile device, and ReportPlus, a self-service dashboarding tool that allows you to bring that mobile SharePoint data to life by creating amazing visualizations with charts, maps, and other interactive features. But did you know that it’s possible to create…

    • Tue, Nov 25 2014
  • Why “Ultra”?

    Have you ever wondered why we have some controls (like those for Windows Forms or ASP.NET) that are named UltraGrid, UltraChart, or UltraWhatever, but in the Documentation, Web Content, and Samples, the same controls are named WinGrid, WinChart, and WinWhatever? Here’s your answer!

    Ready for a bombshell? We really just used the word “Ultra” as a prefix for all of our controls because it sounded cool

    • Fri, Nov 21 2014
  • Responsive Web Page Layouts Using Bootstrap in Indigo Studio

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    Hi everyone, it’s Ali. In this video, we’re going to introduce you to some of the great new responsive features found in the latest release of Indigo Studio. Let’s take a look!


    When you pick the browser viewport you will see a couple of new options. One is to start…

    • Thu, Nov 6 2014
  • DePaul University Interviews Alumnus Jim Ross

    Infragistics Senior UX Architect, Jim Ross, was recently interviewed by a student from his alma mater, DePaul University, as part of DePaul’s Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) program. In Jim's words, "it was nice to be asked to share my experiences and advice with students at my alma mater, DePaul University." Below you will find the full interview as well as a summary of Jim's responses.


    • Wed, Nov 5 2014
  • Using TestAdvantage in the New UFT 12 Testing Environment

    Recently there have been some questions around being able to use Infragistics older TestAdvantage products in the new UFT 12 testing environment. Here are the facts: TestAdvantage (11.1) can be installed and connected to your new UFT 12 testing framework. As long as you have UFT 12 and (if any) UFT patches, you’re good to go.

    Just so you’re clear, you have to meet the following criteria to get it to work:…

    • Mon, Oct 20 2014
  • An HTML5 WYSIWYG Page Designer for Developers

    We recently sat down with the HTML5 Page Designer product team to explore the benefits of using this great new tool. Currently available in beta (and looking for testers!), this page designer will be available in Infragistics Ultimate 14.2 and promises to revolutionize the way you build your next generation line of business Web apps. Read on to see how this tool was created with you in mind.

    Developers who are used to…

    • Wed, Sep 24 2014
  • Debugging Applications in C#

    Developing software solutions does not only involve writing code. A significant amount of time is spent on debugging - finding and fixing errors and problems. Initially a developer needs to test and debug his own code. Then when feedback arrives from dedicated testers, they need to debug the code to find any defects highlighted there.

    It is fair to say that approximately 50% of the time a developer spends working on…

    • Thu, Sep 4 2014
  • What can C# be used for?

    Over the last few weeks, we have looked in depth at C#, including a guide for those just starting out with the language. In this post, we are going to look a little more at what type of projects C# can be used for, and the type of code the languages particular features make it most suitable for.

    So what can C# be used for? Well, in short, almost anything. It is flexible enough to power TCP/IP Servers, the humble Raspberry…

    • Thu, Aug 7 2014
  • Absolute beginner's guide to C#

    C# is an object oriented programming language developed by Microsoft. The C# language is designed to be platform independent, and borrows its syntax heavily from both Java and C++ (so any experience of those languages will help those starting out). The name comes from the musical notation, and indicates a progression or incremental verison of C++.

    C Sharp (programming language)C# is part of the wider Microsoft .NET Framework. The .NET framework is…

    • Tue, Jul 22 2014