Desktop GA
Feb 24

Desktop GA

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 http://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.

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14 Comments

  1. Recalcati
    February 24, 2015 at 1:08 am ·

    Thanks for your updating information.
    I need your desktop 7.x version because, sometimes, i have to work or modify apps where is not possible using internet connection but just intranet.
    Regards

  2. Eduardo Paramo
    February 24, 2015 at 7:30 am ·

    Please send me a download link for wm7 desktop

  3. Tony Moriarty
    February 24, 2015 at 11:01 am ·

    I’m a 74 year old developer & understand that you have financial & people investment linked to your target priorities.

    BUT it’s also 2015 & communication is essential for growth/continuity & I’m finding it hard to understand your complete lack of PR & Sales effort…on this forum & elsewhere with all existing WaveMaker 6 users & all the applicants for WM 7 Desktop who applied & didn’t get told “Thanks but our Beta list is full”.

    & your failure to send an email about your actual release date in March.

    I personally speak to a number of existing WaveMaker 6 users & have said good things about your intentions to many potential new users.

    Like me & everyone else who has been patiently waiting for the promised release of Wavemaker 7 Desktop; your complete lack of news about the release & ignoring those pleading for news on this forum has caused a lot of frustration & some have been angered & lost confidence in your ability to manage Wavemaker.

    I just hope for all our sakes it doesn’t lesson the take-up of version 7 Desktop & dilute your efforts.

  4. Marin
    February 24, 2015 at 11:39 am ·

    Thanks for the news !

  5. Geir A. Myrestrand
    February 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm ·

    Very pleased to hear that WaveMaker Desktop is alive and well and that the new version will soon be released. I have several projects on hand that could be realized with the Desktop edition of WaveMaker, and maybe one day end up in the cloud. However, I am concerned about the lack of communication regarding the process leading up to the release in March, as it was announced to be released in November but not much has been said since then (until now). Keep up the good work, but keep us informed! :-)

  6. max
    March 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm ·

    Prefer desktop version as I build prototypes. Many times internet is not available , eg plane flights.

  7. ancelin
    March 9, 2015 at 4:08 am ·

    Hi,
    I use to build my Wavemaker application to postgresql postgis past 5 years, the National Institute of Agronomic Research in France.
    It is important to evolve my systems with Novelles functionality without the need of a serious change in my work.
    It is imperative to heberger our services and data for issue of intellectual property.
    I hope the postgis formats are no longer seen as serializable in version 7 desktop ….
    Hope to be able to have this new version.

  8. Giovanni
    March 19, 2015 at 10:01 am ·

    Good evening. I filled up the form to require the beta of Wavemaker Desktop Studio 7 but i haven’t receive a response.
    It’s possible to have the beta version to assess the possibility of continuing to develop on your platform ?
    My account is info@geodataservice.it or geodataservice@gmail.com

    Thank you in advance for reply

  9. Pierre-Richard JEROME
    March 31, 2015 at 10:32 am ·

    Gentlemen,

    I have not requested the Beta access, but kindly request to be informed of the release of the latest Desktop version of WaveMaker.

    Best regards…

  10. Samir Ghosh
    March 31, 2015 at 10:53 am ·

    Update: Desktop release date scheduled for April 7, 2015

    http://dev.wavemaker.com/forums/?q=node/13246

  11. Samir Ghosh
    April 8, 2015 at 2:51 pm ·

    I hope everyone has seen WaveMaker Studio 7 Desktop is out!

    http://www.wavemaker.com/downloads/

  12. Kirk
    April 9, 2015 at 6:52 am ·

    Hi Samir, Great to see WaveMaker Studio 7 Desktop has been released for download. I’ve downloaded and installed, however the log in webpage keeps telling me ‘Enter a valid Email!’ even though I am entering exactly what I would use on your cloud WM Studio version. I’ve double checked my credentials, tried to register again (says already registered for my email address) and no luck. What could I be doing wrong?

  13. Shah AK
    August 16, 2015 at 8:11 am ·

    Hi,
    Where can we get the source code for Desktop 7? Can you please provide that.

    Thanks

    • Sudeep Kumar
      August 26, 2015 at 8:15 am ·

      Source code will be made available along with version 8 release this month. Do check our forums for further updates at http://dev.wavemaker.com/forums

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