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Hello everyone, we have just updated WaveMaker Studio 7 with BETA 4 release. This release takes the product a step closer to what we have envisaged it to be. It has a host of new features, not to mention important bug fixes and more stability. Do give it a spin and let us know what you think. We are all ears to your feedback; in fact many posts in the forum acted as inputs for features and fixes in the Studio. So do keep the feedback coming on our forum which has dedicated topic for WaveMaker 7 Feedback
Check what is new in this release in our Release Notes
Here are some important feature additions and bug fixes in the new release
Variables: Option to search in add-variable dialog
Database Services: Option to “Revert to last published version” of the data model
Database Services: Implicit use of “Overwrite” property for the database to simplify export
Charts: Support for string type x-axis in Line, Cumulative, Area charts
Widget: Image upload option for picture widget
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We are proud to announce the open Beta release of WaveMaker Studio 7. Click on “Try 7.0 Beta Now!” button here.
This is one of the most significant releases of WaveMaker in the past few years, if not ever. Following are some highlights of the major enhancements available in WaveMaker Studio 7. Note that the Beta version is available as a service (SaaS) so we can provide you with instant releases, upgrades and bug fixes. For GA, if not earlier, we will have a downloadable, installed version. We continue to offer WaveMaker Studio 7 for FREE (both the downloadable and SaaS versions), and will make the downloadable version Open Source.
Studio 7 is built from the ground up using new UI frameworks such as Angular JS and Bootstrap CSS. Even the underlying Hibernate and Spring frameworks have been upgraded to their newer versions. The entire Studio 7 backend has been re-architected with a RESTful interface. Not only that, even the applications that you build with Studio 7 will be automatically API-enabled through RESTful interfaces.
Studio as a Service
Studio 7 is now available as SaaS (in addition to the downloadable version), making WaveMaker Studio a comprehensive cloud-based visual development tool, complemented by WaveMaker Cloud for instant deployment to public cloud or private cloud (with our on-prem version of our WaveMaker Cloud PaaS).
Studio 7 introduces the concept of Prefabs – reusable API plugins for your applications. You will now be able to easily use APIs in your applications by using corresponding API Prefabs out-of-the-box. You can build your own API Prefabs and share or market them to other WaveMaker developers.
In Studio 7, data visualization is a lot simpler with the help of a new set of interactive charting widgets. In fact, you can mash up external data from say, Salesforce, with existing data to create insightful dashboards. We have implemented D3JS to enable a staggering set of eye-popping data visualizations such as these.
Studio 7 lets you can create your own data model by using the WYSIWYG Database Designer. You can drag and drop tables, set column attributes and define relationships.
With Studio 7, we have taken a mobile-first approach to create applications. Responsive Smart Layouts ensure your application is mobile-ready by automatically altering the layout as per the device. You can now instantly preview how your application will be displayed on a tablet or a smartphone from the design mode itself. No more designing multiple layouts to support various devices.
New Live Widgets
Studio 7 extends the concept of Live Widgets by providing two new widgets – Live Filter and Live List. You can add a Live Filter to a live widget, a chart widget or any data-bound widget to show data based on filters. Live List lets you show a repeating group of items from a dataset.
Custom Project Templates
Studio 7 also gives you more control by letting you create your own Project Templates. You can now save any project as a template so you or others creating similar projects do not have to reinvent the wheel.
We hope you will give WaveMaker Studio 7 a try. Please keep in mind that this is a Beta version, so bugs may still exist. We do not recommend development of production applications on pre-GA versions (GA is currently scheduled for early August). Please do let us know what you think of Studio 7 on the forum.
Samir Adams Ghosh
CEO – WaveMaker, Inc.
At WaveMaker, one of the things we set out to do this year is modernizing the Community platform. As you might already be aware, we have upgraded majority of the infrastructure, platforms and websites. We would like to thank you for your support and patience during these (down)times.
In continuing with the upgrade process, we set out to update the xWiki platform, which hosts the WaveMaker 6.x documentation. The old version of xWiki platform has memory issues which hamper performance. Hence, you might be facing intermittent documentation(Wiki) downtimes. We are upgrading the Wiki platform to xWiki 6.0.1 from xWiki 1.7.2, which was released in Feb 2009 – back when WaveMaker 5.0 was yet to be released and when there was no Instagram. So you can imagine what our Engineering and DevOps team are dealing with here. The teams are working hard to resolve these issues on priority.
The good news is that we are hoping to complete the upgrade in a day or two and we will post an update on that when we are done.
Thanks for your patience and support!
UPDATE 27 June 2014:
We are currently running 2 instance of wiki server for the maximum availability. Temporarily we will disable the export to pdf feature from wiki as we have seen that it is adding significant load to the server. We are working on migrating to the one of the newer Wiki versions, which claims to be a super stable version and will resolve the connection and memory leaks issues. We’ll keep you posted on any new updates.
As you must be aware, this week there was a lot of buzz around the discovery of a major security vulnerability in Open SSL known as “heartbleed”. Most of the hosting providers, website operators, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS vendors are going though a grippling phase upgrading their servers, websites, and communicating to their users and community. Two-thirds of the Internet’s web servers are compromised. This is possibly the worst vulnerability discovered so far, which leaves no trace of what has been compromised, by whom and since when. Bruce Schneier the security expert, rates this vulnerability at 11 on a scale of 1-10.
We are fortunate enough to watch the action closely and none of our products are affected due to “heartbleed”, as we do not use Open SSL. Our own Load Balancer and Web Server implementations, which are bundled as part of WaveMaker Gateway use Java SSL and this is a life-saver at the moment.
We have built our own HTTPS layer, which is a closed source component using Java SSL libraries. We always believed having a closed-source security implementation, is the first step to provide enterprise-grade security and it really turned out to be true with this SSL vulnerability being unearthed.
What is the vulnerability?
To give a little insight into the security loophole, this is a programmer’s error in the Open SSL implementation combined with the C language’s inherent power of providing access to any unbounded memory data. Websites and hosted software that are vulnerable to this attack, would have their TLS/SSL secret keys, private keys, names and passwords of the users exposed.
Security experts have advocated to use TLS/SSL for encrypting data and secure communications for years, but this is very unfortunate to find SSL vulnerable.
Head of Engineering,
Greetings WaveMaker community!
We’re proud to announce to the WaveMaker community that we are releasing a new website. Even larger news than the new website, however, is the exciting expansion of our WaveMaker product family.
We have merged our CloudJee platform and our enterprise application server technology stack with WaveMaker to deliver an end-to-end “App Enablement Suite”. This suite not only provides full API Management. The Suite goes beyond other API Management solutions by helping deliver on the ultimate business objective of APIs – to get apps built — by leveraging WaveMaker Studio’s strength at enabling a much larger audience (e.g,. citizen and user developers) to build apps. Please check out the new WaveMaker.com for more info.
None of this changes the plans or directions we’ve stated for WaveMaker Studio – e.g., Studio will remain open source. We will be releasing access to the Beta SaaS version of our major new release 7 shortly. And we will continue investing in WaveMaker Studio as a strategic product in our suite.
We hope you will be as excited as we are about the game changing potential of our Suite and the greater opportunities this provides for our partners. Please contact us for any needs in building and managing APIs, or populating an API App Store.
CEO – WaveMaker, Inc.
We are in the process of upgrading WaveMaker Websites and its Infrastructure. We expect a downtime of Forums on March 11th, Tuesday starting from 1 AM PDT to 5 AM PDT.
We regret the inconvenience caused to you. We’ll resume the services back as they were after the upgrade is complete.
WaveMaker Community Manager
Hello WaveMaker Community,
With this post, we’d like to update you on what has kept us occupied since the New Year.
We are working towards modernizing our community platform. This includes migrating Community Forum from Drupal 5.7 to Drupal 6.3, upgrading WordPress to the latest version (3.8.1) by the end of March 2014.
Recently we enabled “Skip CAPTCHA” in the forum for trusted Community members. Community members will now be able to report spam posts using a new ‘Report Spam’ feature. We upgraded our Mail Delivery system so that user registrations and subscription emails will be delivered faster than before to your inbox.
We’ve had some great feedback on our 6.7 Beta and “WaveMaker Cloud™” to create and deploy powerful Cloud-ready web apps with a single click. We would like to thank the 900+ beta developers across 70+ countries for trying WaveMaker Cloud and providing us with valuable feedback. Check out the below infographic about how the WaveMaker Cloud has gone so far. Also, WaveMaker 6.7 GA has just been released.
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WaveMaker Professional Services
We have been providing WaveMaker Services like Support, Training, Application Development and Professional Services. Recently we worked with clients to build their Test Management Systems and Asset Management Systems using WaveMaker 6.x. If interested in these services, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WaveMaker offered by AWS Marketplace
We are glad to share that AWS now offers WaveMaker on its marketplace. Marketplaces such as AWS widen WaveMaker’s reach via their large customer base and simplify delivery via pre-built machine images. Here’s the WaveMaker listing on AWS Marketplace.
We’ve devoted dozens of developers to work on WaveMaker 7.0. Internal preview was seen in December, even with examples of our new Prefabs, including Prefabs for posting to eBay and Facebook. In days, we will start our alpha testing, and will open up beta testing to select users in April. We are striving to make sure replacing Dojo with AngularJS does not impact the user experience with the WaveMaker Studio. In fact, we hope WaveMaker 7.0 enables user to create and deploy applications faster than ever before.
With the planned revamp of the website next month, we will also unveil our expansion of the WaveMaker brand and product line. Stay tuned for more updates.
WaveMaker Community Manager
UPDATE: 23 June 2014 -Updated WaveMaker Cloud Beta infographic and statistics.
The WaveMaker team is pleased to announce the release of WaveMaker 6.7.0 RELEASE, the latest release to the WaveMaker 6.7.x family.