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Jody Handley

With fourteen years and counting of experience working in the software industry, Jody Handley's position as a GrapeCity product marketing manager combines two of her favorite things: writing and software development. When she's not working, Jody enjoys reading, binge-watching cable TV shows, and sewing. Find her on Twitter at @jodygrape.

Recent Posts

We send Valentines to these tools we love

Whether or not you have a human Valentine today, we know you have a tool or two for which you might compose a sonnet or two. Here's a quick list of our most lovable developer tools.

8 Groundhog Day Giphys to Get You Through the Next Six Weeks

A developer's work is sometimes challenging, usually satisfying, and rarely repetitive. But sometimes, history repeats itself. Here are some giphys to get you through the next six weeks of winter. Or through your next release.

Spread 11 Releases

Now releasing Spread 11, which includes dozens of new functions, chart support in JavaScript, and better performance.

Free Webinars: New in ActiveReports 12 and ActiveReports 12 Server

Register today for two upcoming ActiveReports webinars. You'll learn all about the new features in ActiveReports 12 and ActiveReports 12 Server.

GrapeCity Releases November 2017 Products

Get the highlights of GrapeCity's November 2017 release, which includes ActiveReports 12, ActiveReports 12 Server, and new versions of ComponentOne and Wijmo.

New in ComponentOne Studio Enterprise v3, 2017

We're pleased to announce the final major release of 2017--ComponentOne Studio Enterprise v3, with a new control, new charts, new themes, and several new demos!

Welcome to the new GrapeCity.com

All four of our current product lines—ComponentOne, ActiveReports, Spread, and Wijmo—have merged into a single site, providing you with one easy location for support, forums, blogs, news, and product information.

What's New in ComponentOne Ultimate: July 2017

It's July, and that means it's time for the second major release of ComponentOne Ultimate. Check out the highlights in the GrapeCity video below.

New E-book: How to Select a JavaScript Framework for Your Team

We're pleased to announce the publication of "How to Select a JavaScript Framework for Your Team," a Wijmo e-book published by GrapeCity. Even if you're not currently a JavaScript developer, this book is an easy read and a must-have for any developer considering the jump to JavaScript. It teaches you about the strengths and weaknesses of JavaScript’s top frameworks (Angular, AngularJS, React, Vue, Knockout) and offers a methodology for selecting which framework works best for your team and project.

Report from MS Build 2017: Mixed Reality, A High Building, and the Realization that I am Not Neo

I've spent the last few days at Microsoft Build 2017 meeting literally hundreds of developers. We've talked JavaScript, we've talked Xamarin and .NET and reporting, and on this last morning, I'm tired but looking forward to another great day chatting with prospective customers.

Take Your Kid to GrapeCity Day!

It's been another swell celebration of Take Your Kid to Work Day, with several proud parents bringing their kiddos in to experience the world of GrapeCity and computer software. Resident IT guy Trevor Piotrowski kicked off the morning with the thing kids love best: destruction. After walking the assembled through all the different components--hard drive, motherboard (which elicited some giggles), DVD, RAM--the kids set about pulling them apart.

Build 2017, here comes GrapeCity!

If you were one of the lucky folks to snatch up Build 2017 passes before they sold out, I hope you'll stop by the GrapeCity booth on the expo floor. I'll be there, handing out our famous socks and answering basic questions about ComponentOne Studio, Wijmo, Xuni, ActiveReports, and Spread.

Video: Get Started with Funnel Chart for WinForms

ComponentOne Studio's FlexChart features a Funnel Chart in all available platforms. This video walks you through how to add the funnel chart to your WinForms applications.

Video: Get Started with MultiRow Data Grid for ASP.NET MVC

MultiRow Data Grid is a data grid that displays cells in a stacked format, reducing the need to scroll right to view additional columns. While it’s not a familiar spreadsheet format in North America, it’s very popular in Japan, and makes a lot of sense once you understand how it works.

StackOverflow's 2017 Developer Survey: Loved and Dreaded Languages, Tabs and Spaces

At GrapeCity, we look forward every year to the results from StackOverflow's excellent developer survey. The research is invaluable to help us develop our roadmaps, understand where developers are headed, and what they're thinking about. Here are a few highlights from my first glance at the StackOverflow Developer Survey Results.

Runtime Interactions in WPF Gantt Chart

The new WPF Gantt control, GanttView, supports all the major Gantt chart needs--predecessors, dependencies, constraints, time-scales, etc. It also provides 17 built-in runtime dialogs so your users can seamlessly interact with the project management tool, and you won't need to write a single line of code.