Founded in 2001, IdeaBlade has delivered development solutions to thousands of companies across many industries, including aerospace, agriculture, biotechnology, business services, defense, education, finance, healthcare, and insurance. We see the challenges they face and we’re constantly adapting to respond to their needs.
Developers who need to build data-rich applications use DevForce. DevForce provides the tools, techniques, and libraries to build powerful RIA fast. By building their infrastructure with DevForce, developers are able to reuse their server-side code with multiple front-end clients, so no matter what platform their customers want to use in the future, be it WinRT, iOS, or HTML/JS, they’ll be ready.
Companies that need additional resources trust our professional services team to design and build the applications that run their businesses.
IdeaBlade is a Microsoft Certified Partner and member of the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program.
- Michael Davis, Chief Executive Officer
- Jay Traband, Founder and Chief Technical Officer
- Ward Bell, V.P. Technology
Michael Davis, Chief Executive Officer
Jay Traband, Founder and Chief Technical Officer
Jay is a co-founder, lead architect, and chief evangelist of IdeaBlade technology. He has more than 20 years of application development experience. And has filed for several patents in the area of internet-based application frameworks.
Jay was the Principal Architect at Rivio, Inc. where he led the development and implementation efforts of more than 40 engineers, both in the US and off-shore. The flexibility of the framework design allowed for simple customization and configuration management of Rivio web-based applications for distribution by Bank of America, Fleet Boston Bank, Verizon, Bell South, and Microsoft among others.
Jay holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, a M.S. in Engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School, and a B.A.S. from the College of Engineering and Applied Science, all at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ward champions the company's customer-focused product direction. He has over twenty-five years of application development experience.
He shares his opinions on his blog,
Ward was the Senior Director of Product Management at Rivio, Inc. where he was responsible for the definition and development of all internet applications. Later Ward created the Rivio professional services department that managed all customization and private labeling activities for Rivio partners including Bank of America and Fleet Boston Bank.
Ward holds a B.A. from Haverford College and pursued doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
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"My favorite feature of DevForce Silverlight is the ability to run LINQ statements from within the client without having to touch the server. In the rich client application world, this makes development a lot easier."
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"The ROI from DevForce has been significant. Overall, we estimate that DevForce has saved us many man months of development time and increased developer efficiency dramatically."