WaveMaker Release 11.5 is scheduled for the 4th week of November 2023 and the release will include an update to Angular 15, as well as an upgrade to Node.js 18.16.1.! This is a significant upgrade that will help improve your application development experience and performance.
Design tokens are platform-agnostic variables. They are the single source of truth for the design system, and all applications that use the design system refer to them.
Design tokens allow designers to make sweeping changes to the look and feel of a product by simply changing the value of a single token. They are typically defined in human-readable formats like JSON or YAML, which makes them easy to understand and maintain.
Design tokens codify design decisions in a way that is easy to enforce, which helps to ensure consistency across all products that use the design system.
A WaveMaker application can have different services like Database, REST, SOAP, and all these services have API endpoints that are automatically generated by WaveMaker when they are created. So the application can act as a resource-serving microservice and these APIs can be used by other microservices/applications.
These API endpoints are automatically used by the WaveMaker application UI when they are bound to a variable. If the application is secured with a security provider the existing architecture of the WaveMaker app UI already handles the authentication of the APIs i.e., if the UI and services are in the same application.
The WaveMaker application APIs can also be invoked from different clients. To know more about What is Client.
WaveMaker app security configuration has now migrated from XML-based configuration to Java-based configuration. In earlier versions, the Java beans generated during any security change, using security dialog, used to get saved in the project-security.xml file. With this release, WaveMaker 11.4, project-security.xml and securityService.properties files will be removed from the project and the Java beans will be generated dynamically in the WaveMaker runtime.
Any custom beans related to security written in project-user-spring.xml will continue to work.
Enabling AA Compliance for web apps built with WaveMaker requires a concerted effort to implement various accessibility standards across our 100+ widget collection. By following WCAG guidelines, using semantic markup, prioritizing keyboard accessibility, ensuring color contrast, providing alternative text for images, and implementing ARIA attributes, developers can create an inclusive and accessible platform for users of all abilities. Continuous testing, documentation, and training further contribute to the platform's commitment to accessibility and enable a seamless and enriching experience for all users.
Although Accessibility is designed for people with disabilities, it helps everyone in general. Accessibility promotes usability. Everyone, in general, can benefit from clear instructions, opportunities to correct form errors, simple visual layouts, high color contrast, and the option to read a transcript or captions to a video or audio recording. Accessibility often describes hardware and software designed to help those who experience disabilities.
We are excited to announce the upcoming release of WaveMaker Version 11.4, which will introduce various new features and improvements. With this release, we end our support for WaveMaker 10 projects.
Upon launching WaveMaker 11.0 on June 6th, 2022, our users were provided with the flexibility to work on WaveMaker 10 projects while undertaking the upgrade process to WaveMaker 11, using our Multi-version Studio. With 11.4 release, we are disabling the support for the above facility and auto-upgrading the projects to WaveMaker 11.
TLS (Transport Layer Security) is an encryption protocol that encrypts all the information communicated between the client and the server. Mutual TLS is an additional configuration in which the server and client authenticate each other, and only then is the connection established. This blog explains in detail what MTLS (Mutual Transport Layer Security) is and why it is used.
WaveMaker supports MTLS from WaveMaker 11 GA onwards. For more information, see how to Configure MTLS in WaveMaker application.
In this blog we talk about how to make any WaveMaker application Observable by applying OpenTelemetry, Zipkin. While accelerating application development, WaveMaker's generated code allows easy integration with best of the breed tools and applying devops best practices while operating the app in production a cinch.
A new zero-day vulnerability was reported in the Spring library on 29th March 2022, affecting the library versions 5.3.0 to 5.3.17, 5.2.0 to 5.2.19, and older versions. The vulnerability impacts Spring MVC applications running on JDK 9+.
Spring has released a new version on 31st March 2022, 5.3.18, which fixes the vulnerability. The specific exploit requires the application to run on Tomcat as a WAR deployment. The blog post added by Spring has more details about the vulnerability.
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an XML-based open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between different parties. The SAML exchanges are usually between
- Identity provider (IdP) - producer of assertions, and
- A service provider (sp) - the consumer of assertions.
The identity provider could be any vendor like ADFS, OneLogin, Okta etc. which supports SAML-based Single Sign-On (SSO). The service provider is your WaveMaker application which makes use of Identity Provider to enable single sign-on across all your WaveMaker applications.