There is a lot of new functionality in the WaveMaker 6.5 Milestone release. To help you become familiar with some of the new features, there are some new screen casts. With luck, I’ll have time to add more 6.5 screen casts later.
Adding Properties to PageContainers
One of my favorite features is the ability to put a page in a page container, and add properties to the page container for manipulating the page. This makes it possible to create a single page that can be used in many situations with many properties provided by the parent page. Software reuse and adaptation are important parts of any good development tool, and your pages are now reusable.
The Grid Designer
Another important new feature is the new Grid Designer. Up to now, the dialog that is used to configure your grid’s columns was clumsy and nearly powerless. This has been replaced with a grid designer with new formatters, properties for formatters, new editors and properties for those editors, styling, classing and lots of room to grow. And the fact that the grid will now work on mobile devices is no small thing either.
Please post comments and suggestions on the forums. Hopefully I’ll have time to make a few more screen casts in the future. And never underestimate the value of skimming through the release notes.
Michael Kantor; SMTS
VMware, WaveMaker team