WaveMaker 6.5.0 Milestone 1 is released. (If you’re unfamiliar with the “milestone” terminology see the earlier post.) By my count we added:
* 8 major new features
* 28 new properties, methods, and events
* 12 new widgets
* 20 functional improvements
See the release notes for the detailed list and full description of all new capabilities.
Mobile support has consumed much of our attention in WaveMaker 6.5. You notice a new set of buttons in Studio that allow you to easily design for phones or tablets, in addition to standard desktops. Many of the widgets and widget behaviors have been updated to work well on mobile platforms, especially gesture UIs. As well we’ve integrated with PhoneGap so you can deploy apps as native mobile applications.
A few of my favorite features in 6.5.0 are: publish page properties from page containers, browser history and bookmarks, and more database widget options. Once you start using WaveMaker 6.5.0 I expect you’ll have your own list of favorite features.
Login in and download 6.5.0 M1 here.
In every release we strive to improve the usability of WaveMaker. WaveMaker 6.5.0 is no different. In addition to features, we’ve made improvements to the Properties Panel and the Grid Column Editor, Live Views are now embedded within LiveVars, and we’ve added a new section in the forums, specifically for usability. We’d really like to hear your opinions on the usability of WaveMaker 6.5. What do you think of the changes we’ve made? What’s worse? What’s better? What did we get right? What still needs work? Please, please, please, please, please, please give us your feedback.