Release 2017.5

 

Analysis

 

New visualizations will be introduced.

 

Installation / upgrading

 

Genus App Services will include an updated database driver for Oracle ODP.NET, Managed Driver, Oracle.ManagedDataAccess 12.2.1100 or later. No extra installation is required. To access IBM DB2, Genus App Services will require IBM DB2 driver version 11.1 Mod 2 Fix Pack 2 or later. This driver must be downloaded from IBM and installed separately.

 

Time schedule

 

The release stage plan for Release 2017.5 is:

  • Alpha version at October 23rd
  • Beta version at November 6th
  • Release Candidate at November 20th
  • Release at December 4th

 

Release 2018.1

 

User Interface - Search

  • The Search Results section in the navigation pane is renamed to Search.
  • In this section you can access recent items, saved searches and current search results.
  • Fully integrated with ribbon.
  • The above replaces all functionality previously available from the Search pane.

 

Time schedule

 

2018.1 will be released some time during the first half of 2018.

 

Releases in 2018

 

The release pace of 2017 will be continued in 2018. Number of releases to be expected is 4.

 

Some time during the first half of 2018, Genus Server will require Windows Server 2016 for installation of Genus App Services.

 

Launched Projects

 

The following development projects have been started, but have not been assigned to a release:

  • Redesign of the Genus Apps designer and the Genus Apps run-time. The project has code name "Genus Apps 2.0". Genus Apps 2.0 will be launched in parallel with the existing Genus Apps (1.0), and will gradually - in future releases - include a steady increase in the richness of UI and logic expressiveness, until Genus Apps 2.0 exceeds the functionality of Genus Apps 1.0.
  • Reengineering and expansion of Genus authentication mechanisms and functionality. Genus already supports a range of authentication alternatives, but to be prepared for a future with even more alternatives, a reengineering is necessary.

 

Future Releases

 

Continued step-by-step transition of Genus Desktop to a hybrid desktop by combining web technologies based on JavaScript with traditional desktop technologies, making it possible to fully integrate web apps in your desktop application. This ensures a continued investment in our rich Genus Desktop experience, to support our customer's requirements for complex high productivity business applications.

 

Increasing investment in our cross-platform Genus Apps technology by a steady increase in the richness of UI and logic expressiveness. Our Apps Form designer will be redesigned.

 

An increase in our focus on web apps (mobile web) compared to installed apps (mobile apps), supporting a broader, global trend where web apps are favored over installed apps. Our support for installed apps may be removed in a future release in dialogue with our customers.

 

Introducing a clearer separation between components (Form, Analysis, Diagram, Map, Report, Table) and controls (Button, Group Box, Image, Text Edit, …). Introducing support for combining components, and at the same time give the end user more flexibility to adjust both his or hers user interface and functionality.

 

Continued investment in Genus Discovery, integrating the functionality tighter with the rest of Genus App Platform, in order to make Analysis an even more integrated part of the end user experience and the end user object handling workflow. New visual controls will be added to Genus Discovery in a steady pace.

 

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-premises 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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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.