Juergen Theis

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Backlogs in HTML5 Gantt charts: visualization tips with the VSW

Posted by Juergen Theis on Sep 3, 2020 1:05:56 PM

In production or project planning the scheduling of backlog items is an essential task. It is important to keep an overview of all work to be done and to include the items step by step in the planning board. In a previous blog post we have already discussed different backlog visualizations. Now, we will see how our Visual Scheduling Widget can help you to perform the handling of backlogs by using Gantt charts.

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More powerful features for HTML5/JavaScript Gantt charts with VSW 3.2

Posted by Juergen Theis on Jun 29, 2020 10:51:43 AM

Our standard edition of the Visual Scheduling Widget (VSW SE for short) for HTML5/JavaScript Gantt charts has evolved excellently in the last few weeks. Driven by the requirements of our customers and by those of our own products we have enhanced the widget further and today we released a new version 3.2. SE. So, let me give you a brief overview of the most important extensions.

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What is an activities and a resources view in an HTML5 Gantt Chart?

Posted by Juergen Theis on May 29, 2020 2:39:09 PM

When you start the development of an HTML5/JavaScript Gantt chart using our Visual Scheduling Widget (VSW for short), or at latest when you discover the VSW option viewType, you will ask yourself: What the hell is the difference between an Activities View and a Resources View, and what view type is appropriate for my concern?

This post will give you an answer and explain the different options each view offers. This approach of the two views with their respective strengths is of course not limited to the VSW alone, but is intended as food for thought for all developers who have to create an HTML5 Gantt chart.

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Visual Scheduling Widget for HTML5 Gantt charts - new features

Posted by Juergen Theis on Feb 10, 2020 2:08:07 PM

For about half a year, we are offering the powerful and easy to use Visual Scheduling Widget in a standard edition (VSW SE for short). This jQuery UI widget gives developers maximum flexibility to integrate JavaScript/HTML5 Gantt charts into their business solutions.

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Update of the Model for Resource Planning HTML5 Gantt Charts

Posted by Juergen Theis on Dec 18, 2019 2:43:19 PM

A few months ago, I presented our Model for Resource Planning HTML5 Gantt Charts in a two-part blog post. Now that we have successfully realized many more projects in the meanwhile it is time to give you an update.

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Generalized model for HTML5 Gantt charts for resource planning, part #2

Posted by Juergen Theis on Jun 17, 2019 1:11:58 PM

During the last years we gained a lot of experience in developing HTML5 Gantt charts. It boiled down to a generalized model for resource planning, that is now basis of our Visual Scheduling Widget. How this model looks like, I started to explain in my previous blog post, when I described the data model and its' different types of objects we think are relevant to visualize resources and their activities.

In this post I explain how to map the members of this data model to interactive graphical representations. So the second (and last 😉) part  of my series of blog posts about our generalized model for HTML5 Gantt Charts refers to the concept of mapping

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Generalized model for HTML5 Gantt charts for resource planning, part #1

Posted by Juergen Theis on May 28, 2019 7:10:03 PM

Some time ago, I reported on the way NETRONIC helps its customers develop web applications for scheduling or resource planning by offering custom tailored, interactive HTML5 Gantt charts. Since then, things have evolved outstandingly. My update on this is the following blog post about our new generalized model for resource planning that is today the basis of our Visual Scheduling Widget.

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From Awful to Awesome Progress Visualization in Gantt Charts

Posted by Juergen Theis on Apr 27, 2017 2:25:00 PM

First of all, I have to clarify that this blog post is not(!) about progress bars as we all know well from installing software or from downloading files. But this post is about the visualization of progress as we are used to see for instance in production planning or project management software systems.

I want to demonstrate the difference between a "classic" progress bar and a forecast oriented visualizaton of progress. The second is a new approach that has been currently implemented in our latest Gantt chart application we developed with our NETRONIC Web Application Framework and the feedback from the users was enthusiastic.

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