WaveMaker 6.1 for Mac Delivers Cloud Portability to Citizen Developers

May 27, 2010

Easy-To-Use Cloud Development Platform for Mac Supports Multiple Clouds

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2010 — WaveMaker Software™, the only open and easy-to-use cloud development platform, today announced that it has released version 6.1 of its platform for the Mac OS X operating system, adding one-click deployment to Rackspace Cloud, OpSource Cloud, and Eucalyptus Private Cloud.

Gartner predicts that by 2014, 25% of enterprise applications will be built by Citizen Developers who are not IT experts. By eliminating the complexity of building and deploying cloud applications, WaveMaker 6.1 for Mac enables these Citizen Developers to take advantage of cloud computing.

The WaveMaker 6.1 for Mac release includes significant enhancements :

  • One-click deployment to Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, Eucalyptus and OpSource.
  • Automated multi-tenancy and secure, tenant ID-based data isolation
  • Dynamic widget loading for up to 500% faster performance.
  • Rich text editor, Twitter feed and other widgets.
  • Improved SVN integration for team development.

For a full list of improvements, see the complete release notes. WaveMaker has also been selected by Apple as a staff pick on its downloads section at http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/development_tools/.

“Cloud portability is a critical concern of IT and business decision-makers when it comes to enterprise adoption of cloud computing,” said Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, Inc. and the Founder of the SaaS Showplace. “With their latest release, WaveMaker is making it easier for organizations to leverage an open and easy-to-use cloud development platform that delivers portability across multiple clouds.”

“Until now, Mac users had no open source tools available to them for supporting web and cloud development, with the result that only expert Mac developers were able to take advantage of cloud computing,” said Chris Keene, CEO of WaveMaker. “With this release, WaveMaker has eliminated the complexity of building and deploying portable cloud applications for Mac users, opening up the benefits of cloud computing to the entire Apple community.”

Availability

WaveMaker version 6.1 for Mac is freely available now for use online at http://cloud.wavemaker.com or for use from your desktop at http://www.wavemaker.com/download.

About WaveMaker Software

WaveMaker is the only open and easy-to-use cloud development platform. WaveMaker’s visual, drag and drop tools flatten the Java learning curve by 92% , enabling any developer to build enterprise web applications that deploy to a standard Java platform. WaveMaker’s WYSIWYG studio creates standard Java applications with 98% less code, boosting developer productivity and quality without compromising flexibility. WaveMaker applications are cloud-ready and include built-in support for multi-tenancy and elastic scaling. WaveMaker is a rapidly-growing company backed by a 15,000-strong developer community and customers like the Center For Disease Control, Macy’s and KANA. For more information, visit http://www.WaveMaker.com.

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WaveMaker Wins THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing Business Value Award

May 24, 2010

Wellesley, Mass. – May 24, 2010 – THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that WaveMakerhas been named the latest winner of THINKstrategies’ new Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today’s cloud computing solutions.

The CCBV Awardsprogram was launched in this year to recognize Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers delivering tangible business benefits to specific user organizations. These benefits include lower costs, faster deployment times, greater profitability, etc.

The CCBV Award program builds on the success of THINKstrategies’ Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awardsprogram which was initiated in 2009.

WaveMaker is an open and easy-to-use development platform for web and cloud applications. WaveMaker uses visual, drag and drop tools to generate standard Java applications, boosting developer productivity and quality without compromising flexibility.

KANA has used WaveMaker to develop and deliver its KANA 10 call center solution, and enabling end users to do self-service customization of their application. KANA counts 50 of the Fortune 100 as customers, including USPS, Priceline and Sprint. The company estimates that the WaveMaker has reduced its development time 30%. In addition, the WaveMaker platform has enabled KANA to port its solution to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in only 2 weeks.

It is for these reasons that WaveMaker has been named a Cloud Computing Business Value Award winner by THINKstrategies.

“As cloud computing enters the mainstream, the need for powerful, yet easy to use cloud development tools like WaveMaker will explode,” said Chris Keene, CEO of WaveMaker. “THINKstrategies is validating the enormous business value that Platform as a Service vendors like WaveMaker are delivering to enterprise and ISV developers.”

“Cloud computing have gained rapid acceptance because they can significantly accelerate the time-to-market of new applications,”stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies. “WaveMaker’s platform is a clear example of this powerful value proposition.”

For more information regarding the CCBV Awards, go to http://www.thinkstrategies.com/cloudcomputingawards.html