It's so close we can almost taste it. Wakanda is now in its first beta, which means an official, production release is just around the corner.
Here are some highlights of the beta release:
HTTP 1.1 server with event-based thread pool and session management
standards-based SSJS APIs using WebKit Nitro
a full solution and project manager with an embedded media library
a graphical datastore model designer with permissions management
a graphical Users & Groups manager
a WYSIWYG GUI Designer with direct access to Datastore model resources and rich CSS3 support
Wakanda Client Framework (WAF)
an Ajax-optimized data provider with automatic caching, paging, and lazy loading management
data sources that easily bind server and local data to widgets
a rich collection of business-oriented widgets like grids, forms, sliders, components, progress bars and matrices
native scripts and stylesheets loader, a JSON-RPC client, Google Web font support... and much more!
And to get you going, check out this video of what you can do right away with the beta:
Even more features and ideas are being worked on in the development branch – which enthusiasts are invited to follow – but in the meantime, download the beta and start getting ready to put Wakanda into use. And don't forget to report any issues or bugs you find in the Wakanda Forum, which is your direct line to the Wakanda development team.
Also, be sure to check out the "Wakanda Today" tab in the Studio to keep you in touch with what's going on in the community. You'll have direct access to the latest information from the blog, the forum, Twitter, and also a list of the events that people from Wakanda will attend, speak at, or participate in any way We hope to see you out there!