Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
WaveMaker Studio 4.0 the Ajax based visual development platform for creating web applications has been released. Version 4.0 includes a new look and feel, usability improvements, and a host of new features.
Building applications has been made easier by a syntax highlighting code editor, improved widget drag and drop, undo, simplified data binding, more flexible css styling, and numerous usability tweaks.
Working with databases and web services has become a lot simpler. Forms are generated automatically, and applications can be setup to save data with just a few clicks. A new REST service importer expands WaveMaker’s already stellar support for web services. Developers can also create Java based services to connect a rich client to virtually any backend process.
The community version of WaveMaker Studio 4.0 is open source under the GPLv3 license and a fully supported enterprise version with role based access control is also available. Please go to www.wavemaker.com for more information.
Christopher Keene is obviously proud of this release if you look at his blog post talking through the 9 steps to an Ajax app.
He talks about the goals for WaveMaker 4:
- Lowest learning curve – WaveMaker 4 is the easiest way to start building Ajax applications.
- Highest productivity – our WYSIWYG Ajax studio delivers best in class productivity for basic business applications.
- Sheer beauty – our Dojo-based Ajax client produces jaw-dropping user interfaces.
- Easiest mashup tool – nobody delivers a better mashup tool for web services Java classes and databases than WaveMaker.
And went on to talk about why he thinks the learning curve is low.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:56 am