New WaveMaker 8 Platform Helps Developers of All Levels Build Responsive Web Applications With Industry-Standard, Open-Source Technology Stack
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 24, 2015) – WaveMaker, a leading enterprise application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) software company, today announced WaveMaker Online (WMO) for visual and rapid application development equipped with the new WaveMaker 8 platform. This latest platform features a modern and well-designed UI that makes app development easy even when design, coding or DevOps skills are limited. Application developers at small and medium businesses (SMBs) can now use the same visual rapid application development platform used by WaveMaker’s enterprise customers, without the hassles of investing in additional hardware or setting up the software environment.
WaveMaker addresses three key technology trends: the consumerization of IT, commodity computing and integration ready applications. Together, these trends are aimed at reducing huge upfront technology investments.
“An important way for development tools to provide significantly higher reach and productivity is by being more highly abstracted,” said Stephen D. Hendrick, principal analyst for application development and deployment research at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “WaveMaker 8 achieves this goal by being built on leading application frameworks and providing modern support for standardized and containerized deployment. A new templatized visual approach to UI development simplifies front-end design, eliminates bottom-up coding, and dramatically reduces time to value.”
The speed and simplicity of building contemporary looking and business-grade apps, particularly when technical experts and designer availability are limited, is useful for SMBs that want to provide custom applications to their employees, as well as software consulting houses that develop applications for their customers. Enterprise developers can also use WMO to evaluate use of WaveMaker Enterprise for on-premises deployment.
WMO offers complete freedom when developing applications, automatically placing source code through integrations with users’ accounts on popular repositories such as Github, also deploying the final packaged application to the user’s current hosting provider or cloud. WMO provides integrated continuous delivery capabilities built on Docker containers and familiar technologies including Tomcat, Hibernate, spring, AngularJS and Bootstrap frameworks.
While the code generation and backend design of WaveMaker was inherited from earlier releases (acquired from VMWare), the UI and application front-end portions are completely new in WaveMaker 8. The key highlights of WaveMaker 8 platform include:
- Visual development of applications via drag and drop tools, which means no need for writing code from scratch
- Designer-built templates and themes, adhering to modern UI design practices
- App development completed in days versus weeks or months
- Collaboration among developers for faster completion
- Use of code that runs on industry-standard infrastructure and frameworks
“I never thought I would be able to use a rapid application development tool to create a sophisticated Cloud Management Portal, but WaveMaker has proven to be amazing,” said Dave Durkee, ENKI Corp., Enterprise Cloud Company, California.
“WaveMaker 8 makes developing responsive web apps even more easily and quick,” said Deepak Anupalli, vice president engineering at WaveMaker. “Themes provide a means to corporate branding or consistent look and feel across apps, and templates give developers a head start for building modern UI. WaveMakerOnline.com brings this ability to all developers irrespective of the size of the company.”
WaveMaker Online is available for a 30-day free trial and has convenient pricing options. For more information and to get started, visit http://www.wavemaker.com/get-started
WaveMaker’s software platform revolutionizes how enterprises build, deliver and manage modern custom applications, improving business agility and fostering innovation. WaveMaker leverages the latest trends and technologies in Rapid App Development (RAD) such as multi-device auto-responsive interfaces and componentized app assembly, Docker for app-optimized container deployment on private infrastructures, and APIs and MicroServices Architecture (MSA) for scalable integration. WaveMaker, Inc., a Pramati Technologies company, is headquartered in Mountain View, CA with offices in Hyderabad, India. For more information, visit www.wavemaker.com, or like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on LinkedIn.