Project branching allows developers to checkout code from the existing git branch and isolates their work from others. If you are a member of WaveMaker Teams, read further to understand best practices for managing branches in WaveMaker.
Important Announcement about Angular 10 Update
WaveMaker currently generates code based on Angular 9 for applications. With the announcement on ending support of Angular 9, we are upgrading to the next Angular version, 10.2.5.
Consequently, we have developed a roadmap to update the platform with the Release 10.9 scheduled for the 13th of September 2021, which includes the Angular 10 update. If you are a WaveMaker application developer who uses your own infrastructure to build and deploy the application, you need to read further.
This update requires you to take action, i.e., updating the Node and NPM versions. To avoid breaking changes, we have recommended the following steps described in this blog post.
Accessibility Support in WaveMaker
Accessibility is essential for individuals and organizations that want to create high-quality websites and applications. It enables people with disabilities to use different Assistive Technologies (AT) and Adaptive Strategies for the business benefits of Web Accessibility. WaveMaker also focuses on enabling their product with international standards for Web Accessibility from World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) as the first step in applying them.
Generating .aab files using wm-cordova-cli or AppChef
Android App Bundle (aab) is a new and an alternate to Android application package (apk). Google introduced this format mainly to reduce the size of installer for end users. Please check this post from Google to learn about aab. Starting from @email@example.com, generation of aab files from WaveMaker mobile projects is supported.
WaveMaker Studio enables faster database imports
WaveMaker platform offers the feature for applications to integrate with external databases like MySQL, SQLServer, Oracle, IBM DB2, PostgreSQL, Amazon Redshift, SAP HANA.
These database import flows have now been optimised to enable faster database imports in the application. Let's have a look ahead on how this was done and how would this affect the app developers.
Redshift Database Integration
WaveMaker supports Redshift architecture to develop WaveMaker apps by importing the Redshift database into the Studio. You can customize tables and perform queries like any other databases supported by WaveMaker to present data in the UI.
Integrate SAP HANA Database with WaveMaker
With constantly changing business needs, WaveMaker puts forward a seamless integration with the SAP HANA database. Develop personalized, intelligent solutions and customer experiences end to end by enabling CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) operations across WaveMaker applications.
Important Announcement about Changes to Documentation Domain
WaveMaker Releases 10.7 Version
WaveMaker releases the 10.7.0 update on 09 May 2021. For the detailed list of features and fixes, see WaveMaker release notes 10.7.0.
Take a peek into what's new in this release.
Theme Builder with some coding (Build + Edit)
Theme builder app is expanding its capability of creating a theme with an Edit feature to customize advanced changes. This feature will extend the ability to develop themes beyond the basics and add more advanced styling based on projects. This will also help to preview applied changes and test the theme's overall look and feel.