Release 2017.1

 

Analysis & Reports

 

The following Genus Discovery enhancements will be introduced in a beta version, restricted to selected partner projects:

  • New Analysis Designer in Genus Desktop.
  • Analysis Viewer available on web in addition to Genus Desktop.
  • General performance improvements and support for larger Data Marts.
  • New Analysis View Layout concept, designed to facilitate cross platform use. Note that this requires a re-design of view layout for (all) existing analyses.

 

Analysis Viewer on web is restricted to evergreen browsers. The term "evergreen browser" refers to web browsers that are automatically upgraded to future versions. We consider Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari to be evergreen browsers. Internet Explorer 11 and older versions are not considered evergreen.

 

Forms

 

Symbols marked as deprecated in the previous release has been removed from the symbol library.

 

Add to Home screen is now supported for Genus Apps for Web on iOS and Android.

 

Tokenizer Edit: New desktop control for editing multi object references.

 

The Rich Text Edit and HTML Edit control now supports editing inside a form. This functionality replaces the stand-alone text editor window.

 

General performance improvements.

 

Interoperation

 

Introducing support for exposing RESTful services based on the OpenAPI Specification (Swagger). The specification may be represented in JSON or YAML, while request/response data elements may be in JSON or XML.

 

Environment

 

Genus App Platform now  utilize database statistics for optimizing database queries. We therefore recommend to verify your application's database maintenance procedures, making sure that the database statistics are kept regulary up to date.

 

Please note that our support for Internet Explorer 11 and older versions may be removed in a future release based on general browser usage.

 

Time schedule

 

Release 2017.1 is due in February 2017.

 

For more details regarding the contents of 2017.1, please see our release notes here.

 

 

Future Releases

 

Increasing investment in our cross-platform Genus Apps technology by a steady increase in the richness of UI and logic expressiveness.

 

Transition of Genus Desktop to the cross-platform technology JavaScript in a step-by-step manner.

 

Continued investment in our rich Genus Desktop experience, to support our customer's requirements for complex high productivity business applications.

 

Transition of Genus App Services to the aPaaS (Application Platform as a Service) level in the cloud utilizing a microservices based approach. Support for on-premise and third party hosted installations will be continued.

 

Increased modelling capabilities for utilizing Genus App Platform as both a consumer and provider in our customer's microservices architecture. This will be carried through by an increased richness in our REST/JSON-offering, but also by dividing larger application models into smaller model domains, supporting integration and streaming platforms like Apache Kafka.

 

Continue to add to our list of supported database systems, and not only relational databases, but also NoSQL database systems.

 

Continuous learn and adapt new technologies and functionalities. On our current list is machine learning, exploration of visual decision logic and model revision control management.

 

Release 2017.2 is expected during April - June 2017.

 

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This roadmap contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. The actual results may vary from those stated or implied.