Tools: VisualWebGUI by Gizmox
Gizmox is an Israeli firm that developed a wonderful product, in my opinion. The version that I developed with allowed you to create web applications that behaved like WinForm applications. For me, it was too good to be true.
You had to declare a new page extension in IIS that recognized the “wgx” extension, which was easy enough. It created pages that were virtually encrypted and were therefore impossible to break into. The Gizmox product enabled me to leverage my WinForm experience immediately into the search engine and yet produce a web site.
Now Gizmox is targeting HTML 5 as the endpoint of how they render their pages. I think this is a good idea since I’ll be doing the same thing in the Open Source version of FindItByMe.