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Chris Bannon

Chris Bannon is a corny dad, a lighthearted guy, and a hard-working programmer. He takes his work very seriously, but not himself.

While his work is important, he values his family most. He spends most of his time with his wife and daughters. You can also find him playing amateur ice hockey for the Pittsburgh Pharaohs.

Chris Bannon is currently the Global Product Manager of Wijmo at GrapeCity. He started working at ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity, in 2007 as their Lead Web Developer. After rebuilding ComponentOne’s entire web stack, he moved to product management to create a web product of his own: Wijmo. Wijmo is now a multi-million dollar developer tool and is used by fortune 500 Companies like Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, NASA and Tesla. Chris started his education by becoming a Certified Internet Webmaster. He went to college, but most of what he has learned has been in the field. Chris travels to speak around the world. If you ever see him, please don't hesitate to say hi.

Recent Posts

Wijmo Build 5.20172.334 Available

Build 334 has released, it is mainly a bug fix release, but we added a few improvements too.

Wijmo 2017 v2 has Landed

Wijmo’s second major release of 2017 has landed, and it’s full of exciting new controls and developments— comprehensive accessibility support, a new JavaScript TreeMap control, Angular 4 support, and an interactive learning guide!

Wijmo Build 5.20171.300 Available

Build 300 has released, it is mainly a bug fix release, but we snuck a major new control (TreeMap chart) in there too.

Wijmo Build 5.20171.293 Available

Build 293 has released, and it has added over 300 lessons in our new LearnWijmo app as well as some updates to support Angular 4 and TypeScript 2.2.

Angular Version 4 Support Coming Soon to Wijmo

All, as you know, we have been keeping step with the Angular team throughout the process of releasing Angular version 2.

Wijmo 2017 v1 Has Landed!

Wijmo's first major release of 2017 has landed, and it's full of exciting new controls and developments— a new JavaScript TreeView control, a new multi-autocomplete that you have to see to believe, a mobile JavaScript report viewer, and OLAP server support!

Wijmo Files Flagged as False Positive Trojan in Windows Defender

A few weeks ago we heard from many of you that a few of the files in our distribution were being flagged as trojan viruses by Windows Defender.

Wijmo Build 5.20163.259 Available

Build 259 has released, and it has some nice new samples as well as some updates for our new wijmo.viewer module.

Wijmo Build 5.20163.254 Available

We just released Build 254 and it has some nice new features as well as a long list of bug fixes.

Wijmo Roadmap for 2017

It's hard to believe another year of Wijmo has gone by. 2016 was another productive year of development and growth for the Wijmo team. Looking back at our 2016 roadmap, you can see that we delivered everything that we promised. Let's recap some of 2016's highlights:

Wijmo Usage Survey 2016

Dear customers and evaluators, we have always and will always want feedback from you. Our roadmap is customer-driven and your input is needed. Please take 2 minutes to complete the Wijmo Usage Survey. The answers will drive our focus and future development.

Wijmo 2016 v3 Has Landed!

We're pleased to announce the third major release of Wijmo in 2016!

Happy Birthday, Wijmo 5!

It’s hard to believe Wijmo is another year old! Wijmo is six years old, and Wijmo 5 is officially two years old. Last year I wrote up a five year history of Wijmo, so this year, let's look at Wijmo 5.

Wijmo Build 5.20162.211 Available

We’ve just released Build 211 and it includes some huge interop features.

Angular 2 Officially Released and Wijmo Supports It

"Congratulations to the Angular Team on officially releasing Angular 2!"

Video: Inside Wijmo 5 Session at Echo 2016

GrapeCity has been developing JavaScript products for over six years, and in summer of 2016, hosted two global conferences on JavaScript in Seoul and Tokyo. Chris Bannon, Wijmo product manager, and Alex Ivanenko, program manager, presented two talks to their audiences. This recording is from Chris's presentation in Tokyo.

Wijmo Build 5.20162.207 Available

We've just released Build 207 and it includes some huge interop improvements, nice new features, some new samples and, of course, bug fixes.

Wijmo Build 5.20162.198 Available

We have just released Build 198 and it includes some nice new features, some new samples and of course bug fixes.

Wijmo Build 5.20161.164 Available

We have just released Build 164 and it includes some nice new features, some new samples and of course bug fixes.