Iron Speed Designer

Iron Speed Designer

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 46 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    112,960
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 13, 2008
  • Price:
    Free; Paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    129.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"Outsanding Rapid Web Application Development."

December 04, 2008

 |  Version: Iron Speed Designer 5.2

Pros

Extremely stable code generation. No code is hidden or obfuscated from the developer and you can easily go in and customize all of it. The code is generated using the best possible practices and is very readable.

Cons

There is a small learning curve but that's reasonable to expect out of any product. This is not a Visual Studio replacement and it was not intended to be. Keep expectations realistic and make use of the free 14-day trial.

Summary

I'm a freelance software developer and I use Ironspeed frequently as in internal tool to build customer tracking systems, document repositories and other CMS related content. I have also demonstrated the effectiveness of this product to my customers and based upon that merit alone they've bought copies. It's a great tool for rapid web application development. The nice thing is it's constantly evolving and adding new features. This tool is an asset to just about any business. Aspects that make this product unique are that you get 100% access to non-obfuscated code. Customize it, change it do whatever you want with the generated system. There's an extensive help framework that can be downloaded, accessed by very active forums and registered users get support with most licenses.

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5 stars

"Awesomely powerful tool!"

November 02, 2008  |  By Jimi1108

 |  Version: Iron Speed Designer 5.2

Pros

It organically generates up to 90% complete application from a well-thought & well- designed database as its grass-root.

It?s a real genius RAD that translates the database logics into a robust & elegant objects and codes.

Cons

It does not work well with rubbish database. Iron Speed magic is crippled in a topsy-turvy designed database where unnecessary customization is needed to do a simple task.

Summary

Iron speed is amazing because it accomplishes many difficult and complicated programming tasks in a simple-elegant ways. It makes programming life highly productive and enjoyable.

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1 stars

"Worst Product Ever"

September 11, 2008  |  By sschuessler

 |  Version: Iron Speed Designer 5.2

Pros

It does generate code from a database

Cons

Poor backend architecture. To do something as simple as seperating the dropdown list display from the value requires a function override.
The SQL Statements are not accesible. The editor reloads for every single change. Randomly looses changes.

Summary

The worst is how the changes are lost when editing the form layouts. If you make any change on the screen then all of the HTML work is lost. If you add a field all of the HTML is lost. You can backup all layouts and reset the bindings but eventually it is just faster to write it yourself. I cannot stress the frustation over loosing the work on a regular basis. The archtecture is confusing and has not real documentation to speak up. They have the standard class generated documentation that does not tell you anything that you could not get from the source code. There is no class map.

Support is non existent. The only reponse that you get from a support request is them asking you to send them more information. They want your schema and project file for the simplest question. You know- ask for something that is difficult to put together and hope the request goes away. They do not try to actually understand the problem. When you do take the 2 hours to write it up the only response you get is that they will have an engineer look at it and you never hear from them again so do not waste your time.

Imagine having a form with tab that has multiple record views. You edit a single character and wait about 90 seconds for the entire page to reload. You then make a second change and wait another 90 seconds for the entire page to reload. Get the picture? Now you finally have your screen layed out. You think- well let me add this one field and boom- the entire page resets for some reason. The product is awful. Run - do not walk.

Updated on Sep 23, 2008

I just lost my database server. It started referencing the Server.TableName instead of Server.Database.TableName. Lost my entire project that I have been working on for 6 weeks. THIS PRODUCT SUCKS

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5 stars

"Solid asp.net application generator, saves time!"

August 28, 2008  |  By san5050

 |  Version: Iron Speed Designer 5.2

Pros

I love the way it is taking our whole database design and generates all the OO classes and maintenance pages and it can detect database changes along our development cycle and update base classes accordingly. Godsend for small teams.

Cons

It could be a little involved at the beginning but it does not take too much time getting used to. Fellow users want to put together a good database design first because this tool is database driven (not really a Con, actually a good requirement.)

Summary

Product pays for itself in one single project; saves a lot of my time putting together prototypes as well.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.2
Version 5.2 adds new page types including Web Report, Search and Edit, Select and Edit and Table-in-Table.
General
Publisher Iron Speed
Publisher web site http://www.ironspeed.com/
Release Date August 13, 2008
Date Added August 13, 2008
Version 5.2
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Database Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/2003/Vista, Microsoft .NET Framework
Download Information
File Size 129.52MB
File Name Iron_Speed_Designer_Setup_x86.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 112,960
Downloads Last Week 46
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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