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From Lindsay Steele <>
Subject Re: onCourse product launch
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 20:59:52 GMT
Just too cover two replies in one.

I think the app is great,   I like the jiggling logon screen when you 
get an incorrect logon.

Personally,  I have been doing a few internal utility applications in 
Swing using cayenne's ROP and it has worked fantastically.   Using 
Netbeans Matisse GUI builder allows for very quick and good looking 
interfaces.    It has been a  pleasure to work with  and a much better 
experience  than  trying to do the same thing in a web application.   
You get instant AJAX and an over all quicker interface to both use and 

Hope the ROP stuff gets even better.

Andrus Adamchik wrote:
> And don't forget - this is written in Swing! Doing such UI with Java 
> is a big achievement on its own.
> Andrus
> On Sep 28, 2006, at 7:40 AM, Malcolm Edgar wrote:
>> Hi Aristedes,
>> Congratulations, the application looks great.
>> I am getting jealous of all the cool looking Mac UI's I am seeing now 
>> days.
>> regards Malcolm Edgar
>> On 9/28/06, Aristedes Maniatis <> wrote:
>>> Since there isn't a lot of news about products using Cayenne, I
>>> thought it pertinent to mention that our product called "ish
>>> onCourse" has just been launched to the world. It is a free product
>>> which is written for the education sector: it is a student and
>>> enrolment tracking system with a strong marketing focus. Some of the
>>> interesting (from a programming perspective) things we've done:
>>> * Cayenne client/server three tier setup
>>> * Swing GUI
>>> * embedded Derby database in the server with a GUI wrapper
>>> * passing validation messages from Cayenne into the GUI to display
>>> against the fields where validation errors occurred.
>>> * using the new JPA-like callbacks in Cayenne
>>> * automated live backups of the Derby database
>>> * replication system for data between the onCourse database and
>>> another (web site) database using SOAP
>>> * use of paging in Cayenne to speed up display of large lists of
>>> records over slow links
>>> Considerable thanks are due to Andrus for the considerable work he
>>> has done with us to accelerate the implementation of some Cayenne
>>> features and fix a few bugs we managed to unearth along the way.
>>> Anyhow, the product is free to download and use, so feel free to
>>> play. It is designed for an Australian environment and this is only
>>> an early release, so we have much still to do.
>>> When I get a chance, I'll write a case study for the Cayenne site.
>>> Cheers
>>> Ari Maniatis
>>> -------------------------->
>>> ish
>>> Level 1, 30 Wilson Street Newtown 2042 Australia
>>> phone +61 2 9550 5001   fax +61 2 9550 4001
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