Release 2017.4

 

Environment

 

Installation of Genus Desktop reengineered to install just a small "launcher executable", to be able to handle future upgrades of Genus Desktop seamlessly, without the need of new installs. The new installation will be backwards compatible.

 

Further contents

 

Further contents of this release will be made available later.

 

Time schedule

 

The release is scheduled for some time around September/October 2017.

 

 

Release 2017.5

 

The contents of this release will be made available later.

 

Time schedule

 

The release is scheduled for some time around November/December 2017.

 

All dates may be subject to change.

 

 

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.