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 Add-In Developer Toolbox for Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC - The story behind #6

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Oct 14, 2019 6:23:01 PM

Looking for ideas on how to intelligently design graphical planning boards? In my blog series about our Visual Scheduling Add-In Developer Toolbox I not only describe the development background of this product, but also how we use it for our own planning boards for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. In this article you can have a look at functions that we use on a planning board for production scheduling. 

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Visual Scheduling Add-In Developer Toolbox for Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC - The story behind #5

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Sep 16, 2019 2:08:00 PM

When you have read the previous 4 blog posts you know that the Visual Scheduling Add-In Developer Toolbox is a unique tool that supports AL developers in creating planning boards in HTML5/JavaScript. Since we "eat our own dog food", we also use the toolbox for our own Visual Scheduling Suite. So I interviewed Frank Köhnen, the product developer of our Visual Jobs Scheduler, and asked him how he uses the toolbox. He shares his experiences here and gives some nice visualization tips.

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Visual Scheduling Add-In Developer Toolbox for Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC - The story behind #4

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Sep 3, 2019 2:09:00 PM

We recently launched a new product. How did the new product come about? What is the idea behind it? I'm looking into this question in my blog series, for which I have interviewed different colleagues involved in product design, development and overall strategy. For this blog post, I talked to Martin, CEO and Co-Owner about the first steps towards the Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox.

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Visual Scheduling Add-In Developer Toolbox for Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC - The story behind #3

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Aug 27, 2019 3:23:00 PM

Today, I'd like to give you more insight about the story behind the Visual Scheduling Add-In Developer Toolbox that we developed for ISV partners with scheduling solution extensions for Microsoft Dynamic 365 Business Central. I'm pretty sure that if you grasp the ideas that drove us to create this product you will also see how much value it will bring to your company and your solution and also what you can realize with it. So I started interviewing our experts and my today's interview - the third in line - I made with our CTO, Sascha Hermann who is responsible for our Visual Scheduling Suite and I asked him how our company itself uses the toolbox. 

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Visual Scheduling Add-In Developer Toolbox for Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC: The story behind #2

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Aug 13, 2019 11:09:00 AM

This is the second part of my series about the story behind our Visual Scheduling Add-In Developer Toolbox. In the first part, I interviewed our CEO and asked him how NETRONIC got the idea to develop a toolbox with which AL developers can build their HTML5/JavaScript planning boards without having to know HTML5/JavaScript. This time I asked Dieter Temme, Team Lead HTML5 Development, how the toolbox is built and why it is unique.

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Visual Scheduling Add-In Developer Toolbox for Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC: The story behind

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Aug 6, 2019 10:49:45 AM

Sharing the ideas behind a product, such as the company's background, why the product was developed, which way it took to enter the market, and much more, provides a very good understanding of its value - sometimes much better than just a functional description.

So I started a series of blog posts to reveal our Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central audience how the product with the strange name - Visual Scheduling Add-In Developer Toolbox - saw the light of day. I interviewed several persons primarily responsible for the product to get an insight from different perspectives. My first interview was with our CEO Martin Karlowitsch

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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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