I’m writing to give an update on WaveMaker Studio Desktop. Thanks to everyone who’ve been patiently waiting. We started our Desktop beta program end of November and have received great feedback. We were way over subscribed to our Desktop Beta, so apologize to those who are still waiting. We expect to release Desktop for GA in March. We will send individual notices to those who requested Beta access when Desktop is released.
We have a lot of loyal users who think of WaveMaker synonymously with the desktop product. However, after our big investments in WaveMaker, Studio is now one of three core pillars to the WaveMaker Platform – WaveMaker Gateway (our API Management software) and WaveMaker Cloud (our Docker-based private PaaS software). Within Studio, Desktop is now one of various flavors, including our team enterprise edition WaveMaker Enterprise, and the online SaaS Studio with trial enterprise features at https://www.wavemakeronline.com/ Thanks for all of the encouraging and constructive feedback we’ve received!
We’ve worked very hard to modernize WaveMaker Studio, e.g., utilizing Bootstrap and AngularJS, simplifying the UI, adding API Designer, SmartLayouts for auto-responsive multi-device support, version control integration, multi-developer projects, database designer, and many more capabilities.
This resulted in some complexity in orchestrating the build, delivery and maintenance of our various versions. Keep in mind, not only do we now provide WaveMakerOnline SaaS, but on-prem software in single user and team platform (enterprise) versions. Getting this versioning and logistics ironed out took a bit longer than we’d hoped. We’ve also been taking the time to refactor now for long term benefits. For example, we’re painfully refactoring legacy REST API backend code just to improve the readability of the generated code.
The good news is that we will be releasing Desktop shortly, and will be working to evolve the Desktop into not just a stand-alone single developer install, but optionally an important option integrated with our WaveMaker Enterprise team platform, which is delivered as a virtual appliance.
If anyone is interested in trying WaveMaker Enterprise (all the WaveMakerOnline team capabilities but on-prem), please contact us.
And please do send us feedback as to why Desktop is so important to you. We want to make sure we keep moving the Desktop edition in the right directions.