The Release Candidate of GeneXus X Evolution 2 has been made available, thus increasing the impact of our multi-platform development tool for the creation of applications for smart devices (Android, Blackberry and iOS -iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), while evolving its Web development features.
This stage has been reached thanks to the key role played by more than 1200 beta testers from over 500 companies, who have actively participated in this version's beta testing process. According to Fabricio de los Santos, Community member and beta tester of Evolution 2: “With this new version, GeneXus is providing us with a competitive advantage when it comes to developing smart device applications. Even though some details still have to be adjusted, I'd say that with this Release Candidate and our imagination we can create very interesting things that haven't even been envisioned by others in the market”.
Armin Bachmann (member of the support staff at GeneXus International), said that this Release Candidate stands out due to its enhanced performance and application generation for the latest Web technologies, which will translate into the need for fewer resources, increased usability and flexibility for the look & feel of the generated applications, as well as more power and usability when developing applications for mobile and smart devices. “Applications have already been deployed on the Web and Smart Devices. In addition to the feedback we've received from the beta testers, this gives us the necessary confidence to move forward to the final stages before release”. In this regard, he stated that “we’re now focusing on the fine-tuning that will allow us to release GeneXus X Evolution 2 in early 2012”, and invited the entire Community to continue taking part in this beta testing stage.
GeneXus Evolution Pillars
Agile team development, application generation productivity, completeness in the automatic creation of code for the various platforms, and excellent developer experience.
GeneXus X Evolution 2 Benefits
GeneXus X Evolution 2 incorporates the latest advances in technology and a specific generator for mobile devices, the Mobile & Smart Device Generator that supports the most popular platforms in the market: Android, Blackberry and iOS.
GeneXus is used to describe needs and the solution automatically generates native applications that will run on the devices, all based on a single description.
GeneXus X Evolution 2 Release Candidate
The experience of developing applications for smart devices is optimized in this Release thanks to its usability traits that promote a fast learning curve, adds power and flexibility for designing the user interface, and strengthens the architecture of these applications.
As for Web development, pages are generated using HTML5 and CSS3 by default. Fields based on domains such as ‘phone’, ‘email’, ‘address’ and others are automatically generated using specific HTML5 tags, enhancing user experience in all compatible devices and browsers. In sum, SEO, traffic, and overall performance have been strengthened.
GeneXus X Evolution 2 Release Candidate is completely compatible with Upgrade 7 of GeneXus X Evolution 1 and is superior in terms of bug fixes, performance and ease of use.
GeneXus X Evolution 2 RC - Download it now!
| |If you have Beta 4 of GeneXus X Evolution 1 already installed, you can further explore the enhancements of this RC in the CommunityWiki.
In the Community Wiki you will find step-by-step instructions to upgrade from Beta 4 to RC.