K2 has just released the smartforms add-on to its K2 blackpearl platform. K2 smartforms has been in the works for some time now and I have been involved with it since the Alpha. It is great to see this technology out and in the hands of users today. Never before today K2 had this level of sophistication in the UI.
K2 smartobjects are powering these forms and the no code, configuration only, browser based design and deploy experience is superb. K2 smartforms are used as the UI for your smartobjects and workflows. They are version controlled just like the workflow definitions.
I have been a developer. Over the years I have written C++ APIs, Java web applications on Weblogic server, C# based tablet PC applications, Outlook 2003 add-ins and so on. I recently wrote some C# code for our PowerToolz offering. Although I enjoy what I can do with code, I strongly believe that avoiding or reducing code in business applications is the key to success. This comes from my own experiences from good and bad projects, various technology mixes and different client environments. I have written about this a few times as to why this is one of the reasons we use K2 with SharePoint as our application platform.
I am happy to announce that jEyLaBs PowerToolz for K2 has been running in our National Capital for some time now. I have announced a deployment in Sydney in the past and now we have it in Canberra. We are seeing more and more clients reaching out to us for getting serious productivity gains out of our PowerToolz. I am looking forward to announcing our international deployments.