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File managers, also known as file browsers make finding files and working with them easier. With the help of file managing applications, users copy, delete, move, edit files and folders.

The best-known file manager is Windows File Explorer. It has all the simplest features of similar solutions, but it is insufficient for more complicated projects. When users deal with online document flow and storage they need to operate with multiple documents at the same time, so the list of necessary features grows as well as the required overall performance of the file management tool.

Another well-known classic example of a…

Once in 1959 Toyota company started experimenting with the Kanban system, based on the principle of “just-in-time” production. That was the beginning of a nowadays commonly used tool in project management. In Japanese Kanban means signboard or billboard. That was the board workers put cards on. On those cards, they indicated either the work that had been performed or the product that was in demand. Therefore, the supply of the products on demand was happening right at the moment it was needed, preventing superfluous storage.

The principles of Kanban boards used nowadays in software development are very similar. …

Oh, no! I’ve just written another JS framework!

Why is that “oh, no”? When it comes to web development, the system architecture is the core. Professional developers are most likely to choose among the “big three” JS frameworks. The reasons for this choice are obvious. React is developed by Facebook, Angular is the brainchild of Google. Vue is a bit different in this respect, as it was created by a single programmer, not a giant corporation. The framework is around 6 years old only, but it has already taken a leading position among popular JS frameworks in the IT world…

Webix UI Library presented its Diagram Library widget not so long ago. It has become a convenient solution for building diagrams of any type and customizing links between the blocks. However, the developers from Webix do not stand still and they are ready with a Diagram Editor to make the process of creating diagrams even more fascinating.

Diagram Editor is a special interface for arranging blocks and links of diagrams. It allows users to conveniently change the shapes of blocks and links, move and delete them, set the space between blocks, view and apply the chosen parameters.

The Editor includes:

Webix JavaScript UI library continues its sustainable development despite Corona, closed borders, and home office hours. The Webix team is closely cooperating with its customers, who can provide valuable feedback and inspire the developers either to improve existing products or to come up with something new. Let’s revise the most remarkable features changed or acquired from Webix 8.0 to Webix 8.4.

Webix 8.0

It was released last autumn. The main events appeared to be the complex widgets Scheduler and Gantt. The former one received desktop and compact modes and a completely new API and structure. The latter one is a…

Webix JavaScript Diagram widget Review

A forced lockdown has become a daily routine for many. We seem to never work in the office. The Webix team has quickly got used to the new reality and continues working productively in any circumstances.

We’ll tell you about a new complex widget from the Webix UI library. Webix JavaScript Diagram allows you to create any diagrams, as well as place tree data and data with cyclic dependencies. Like all Webix widgets, Diagram is easily customizable and set to meet the requirements of the project.

What are complex Webix widgets?

Let’s remember what the features of complex widgets are…

Webix Gantt and Resource Management

JavaScript Gantt is one of the most advanced widgets in the Webix UI library. It is designed in the spirit of the best practice of project management and planning. The capabilities of the complex widget are significantly expanded with each new release. How could it be otherwise if the development vector of this tool is set by the users themselves?

In this article, I want to talk about such a long-awaited Gantt feature as Resource Management. Starting from version 8.2, Gantt is able to work with resources. You can assign resources to the tasks and unassign them, specify the number…

In the previous article “Webix Jet framework through the eyes of a freshman. Part 1. Composition and Navigation” we learned in detail how to create the interface of our application using the Webix UI components. We also split the logic and visual representation between the view modules and data models inside the Jet framework architecture.

In this article we keep on learning the Jet framework and Webix library. Our goal for today is:

  • add a bit of interactivity to the application
  • define the data models with optimistic and pessimistic approaches for loading and saving data.

You can find the full…

Gantt charts are beneficial tools when it comes to project management. They allow their users to visualize the duration of every task, the allocation of resources, and the workload of the whole team. Thus, the process of monitoring the team performance and the development of any project is facilitated greatly.

Among other useful features of any Gantt chart we can also mention:

  • deadlines of the activities
  • progress status
  • team cooperation

In the following overview, we have looked at the most popular and complete Gantt charts that can be found in the market today. Study the list and make a choice!

This article would be interesting for those who appreciate their time and don’t want to spend eternity on a meticulous study of native web development technologies. No doubt it’s useful to know and understand how they work, but in the modern world, the technologies are developed so rapidly that keeping up with all the subtleties isn’t an easy task. If you don’t want to waste your youth on reading yawny documentations that will change tomorrow, you can use ready-made solutions.

One of the best solutions is offered by the Webix team. …


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