Webix Library Released
July 7, 2013
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Rich Set of UI Widgets
Webix provides developers with great opportunities for improving functionality. Due to the detailed API Documentation, they can significantly extend preexisting components as well as create new ones from scratch.
Ultra Fast Data Grid
Dynamic Data Loading
Developers working with large datasets can load data dynamically, which frees the server from unnecessary operations. The number of loaded records and polling intervals are also controllable.
Internal and external drag-and-drop operations
The library supports both external and internal dnd operations of a widget’s items. Moreover, developers can easily customize drags and drops operations according to their preferences.
Integration with jQuery and Backbone.js
Integration with jQuery enables you to create Webix widgets using familiar jQuery syntax. You can easily use Webix on your pages next to jQuery without worrying about any conflicts between the two libraries.
Webix also offers built-in integration with the popular MVC framework Backbone.js, which frees you from tying data to the DOM and simplifies communication with the server.
Cross-browser and Cross-platform
Webix widgets are compatible with all modern browsers (E10, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari) and run smoothly on modern touch devices like the iPad, iPhone, Windows 8 devices, Android phones and tablets.
The appearance of all Webix widgets is fully defined with CSS, making it lightweight and easy-to-edit. The code is clear and practically all the options can be changed without affecting a widget’s functionality.
One more feature which will be necessary until the whole planet is covered with wireless network is offline support. With this feature enabled, all the changes made in apps will be saved in cache and synchronized with app servers during the next Internet connection.
Webix server-side integration is rather simple. Widgets can load data from server-side scripts and save said data. The library is effortlessly used with all common server-side languages like PHP, Java, .Net, Ruby etc. It operates particularly well with the following MVC frameworks: RoR, .Net MVC, Spring, Struts and Grails.
Open-Source and Commercial Licenses
Webix is licensed under open-source GNU GPL v3 and commercial licenses.
The commercial license can be used in an unlimited number of projects or websites. Developers are allowed to buy licenses and support plans separately or choose thoroughly made Team and Enterprise packages.
Easy to Learn
In addition to all these great features listed above, Webix provides a well-documented and coherent API that’s easy to learn by a developer of any level. See the full list of features.
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