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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.

Recent Posts

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.

Introducing MultiRow Data Grid for ASP.NET MVC

As often happens with our ASP.NET MVC Edition, we've recently introduced a new control that launched in Wijmo Enterprise several months ago. 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.

Video: Get Started with InputPanel for WPF

InputPanel, a popular WinForms control that acts like a complete data-entry form, is now available in WPF and UWP. InputPanel manages the design, layout, appearance, and behavior of multiple input components. Here's a two-minute video that walks you through how to get started in WPF.

What's New in ComponentOne Ultimate: v1 2017!

It's March 15, and that means it's time for GrapeCity Developer Solutions' first major release of 2017!

Video: Happy Anniversary, Visual Studio! Here's GrapeCity's #MyVSStory

We build Visual Studio components. We love Visual Studio. And we're pleased as punch to welcome Visual Studio 2017 AND wish Visual Studio a happy 20th anniversary!

March 7: Join us for the Visual Studio 2017 Launch Party!

One week from today, Visual Studio 2017 launches... and we celebrate the IDE's 20th birthday! What's your fondest VS memory? Mine is getting a fancy, faster computer in 2010--after several years of waiting 20+ minutes for my ASP.NET 2.0 app to compile, it took mere minutes. I always loved Visual Studio, and finally, my computer caught up with it!

Happy 15th Birthday, .NET!

It's .NET's 15th birthday! Given that ComponentOne Studio has had an inextricable relationship with .NET from the start, we asked some of our experienced developers about their impressions of the new kid on the block.

Tech Resolutions for 2017

January's not over yet, so it's just the right time to make some promises for the next year. Here's how some GrapeCity developers are planning to improve their work habits this year.

Video: Get Started with FlexRadar, a WinForms Radar and Polar Chart

Get started with FlexRadar, a WinForms radar and polar chart control. This one-minute video walks you through all the necessary steps to get a radar/polar chart in your WinForms data visualization dashboard.

What's New in ComponentOne Studio 2016 v3.5

We're pleased to announce GrapeCity's January service pack, also known as 2016 v3.5! We're kicking off 2017 with a bang: FlexReport is now available in WPF.

Video: 4 Devs Talk 2017's AIs, bots, and hardware

GrapeCity's Kelley Ricker, Christian Gaetano, Troy Taylor and Justin Mack discuss what's coming in 2017: exciting developments in hardware, AI, bots, and other technology predictions.

Video: Get Started with the WinForms Waterfall Chart

ComponentOne Studio FlexChart now features Waterfall Chart! Get started in only three minutes: