Here at NeuroSpeech, we figured out the problem with forms based business applications that frustrates developers and change management is not only time consuming but its quite boring job to do.
Although WPF/Silverlight does offer very customizable UI designing platform but when we go on the field to develop ling of business applications, we realize that initial development hardly takes any time but maintenance is very difficult.
AtomForm has been designed to offer a standard rich business class user interface along with various advanced validation methods and the change management is very easy as “AtomFlexibleGrid” offers simple row layout concept that is offered nowhere today.
There is lot of buzz about LOB Business Form Layout for new platforms WPF & Silverlight, both capable of displaying rich content and extend functionalities of existing components so better then ever before.
XAML is better then earlier Rapid Form designers where you need to drag and drop within an IDE and the layout management becomes so complicated because no IDE is perfect. I remember upgrading from Visual Studio 2005 to 2008 and now 2010, most of our ASP.NET and WinForm projects would require lot of effort to work seamlessly in newer versions. The worst of all is, modifying layout without IDE becomes way to difficult.
In this presentation, I collected all important aspects of Business Form that we encounter in our day to day life and the complexity of forms make life terrible when clients request changes that takes hours on any IDE that sure breaks lot of code graphs and makes existing working system as completely useless code junk.
In UI Atoms, we at NeuroSpeech tried make set of components that are very easy to operate while going through tough change management.