And here it is!
After months of development and tests.
After gallons of coffee (and some beers. But very few. I swear)
After many arguments but also many hugs during meetings.
After dozens of live presentations during conferences, meetups, all around the world, and many webinars.
After thousands of posts on the forum and after having reached our thousandth forum subscriber last week.
After everything a team can live through from the idea to the final product.
Here is ... in all its splendor: Wakanda First Production release ... Now available!
We celebrated the new release with champagne, cupcakes...
...and everything, including new T-Shirts. Then we took a picture of us, inviting you to join the Wakanda World:
Super Team, Happy with the Release!
On the website, you will find a lot of informations about Wakanda. Basically:
Create your business web application using a full stack, from the server to the client.
Define your business logic and security layer in one single place, thanks to the model-driven development.
Use the studio and all its graphical editors to quickly build your application.
One full - and consistent - stack breaks the communication problems that have always existed between a front-end developer who wants data in JSON to display it asynchronously in widgets (the 100% Web 2.0 way), and a back-end developer who answers things about relations in a database, pages generated on the server (the good old Web 1.0 way - still working perfectly though), and XML.
And because it's totally open and based on standards, there is no blackbox, no need for a plugin in the browser, nothing is hidden, all is text: .js files, .html files, .css files. Only the data file is binary for performance reasons (and the source code of the server is open and published on GitHub). It's so open that if you want to only use WakandaDB, you can: It provides a REST API that is fully documented. You can create your own client interface using the framework or the tool you're familiar with, just use the REST API.
Become a Warrior
Now, let's talk about another feature. Not a technical one, but something developers should definitely enjoy: Licensing and pricing. Basically, enjoy the Scout license to develop and deploy for free - we're talking about unlimited deployment - under an AGPLv3/GPLv3 license, which basically means you must opensource your code. If you don't want to provide your source, then get a Warrior license. Still unlimited deployment for no more than $35/month or $349/year.
Take a breath, and read it again: Thirty-five dollars per month, three hundred and forty-nine dollars per year. No typo here. You're not dreaming. Isn't such price a major feature?
The Documentation is Also a Feature
There is another point I'd like to highlight: Wakanda's documentation. Our documentation is huge. Very huge. And it's not that common in the OpenSource world. You can find tutorials, examples and videos in the new Learning Center, and a full description of the APIs in the documentation.