WaveMaker 5.0 – New and Improved

May 4, 2009

I’m pleased to announce the General Availability of WaveMaker 5.0.0.  This release reflects a major effort on the part of the WaveMaker engineering team and community. The community has been actively involved in the release and the Engineering team has worked tirelessly to deliver nearly 500 new features, improvements and bug fixes.

WaveMaker 5 also reflects a stronger commitment to open source.  We have changed the open source license for the WaveMaker Rapid Deployment Framework from AGPL to Apache version 2.0.  This means that applications you build with WaveMaker Community Edition can be deployed under the Apache license.  The Apache license is very open with few restrictions.

WaveMaker requests that you include the “Powered by WaveMaker” logo somewhere in your application, but you are not required to do so.  Many WaveMaker widgets include a new “attribution” style to make it easy to add the logo to your application.

We’ve made changes to WaveMaker Enterprise as well.  Role-based access control remains an Enterprise feature.  In addion, LDAP authentication and commercial database support (Oracle, DB2, and SQLServer) are available only in the Enterprise Edition.  In general, integration with traditionally commercial products requires the Enterprise Edition.

WaveMaker 5.0 makes it easier than ever to build and deploy web applications.  You can now build a database-driven application in 3 simple steps: (1) import your database, (2) drag a business data widget onto your canvas, and (3) press run.  It’s really that easy.

See earlier posts, WaveMaker 5.0: It Takes a Village and What’s Next for WaveMaker, for a longer list of the new features or, better yet, download WaveMaker 5.0 and see for yourself.  You can download WaveMaker 5.0 here: 

Finally, I want to thank the Dev Build Club, the Beta1 users, and the Beta2 users for their time, effort, and feedback on pre-release versions of WaveMaker 5.0.  They provided wonderful feedback to these pre-releases.  Many of the nearly 500 features, improvements, and bug fixes originated from the community suggestions.  The 5.0 release is far better for their efforts.  To see details of the bugs, enhancements, and new fetures in WaveMaker 5.0, go to jira.wavemaker.com.

Please let us know what you think of WaveMaker 5.0.