We hope that the start of 2017 has been a good one for you.
Last year we released our Eclipse JPL plugin so you can develop and edit your code easily and utilize the wide array of plug-in modules available both commercially and free.
This enables you to edit JPL, HTML, CSS, XML, JSON, C++, and other objects all in one place.
It also allows you to use the source control and deployment automation tools that work with Eclipse.
We recently released JAM/Panther and Panther Web run-time components for non-production use in our developer cloud.
So if you are not connecting the dots, we can stand up the cloud instance, pull the source, build, deploy, test and run, all in rapid succession.
These efforts are all designed to give your RAD projects a boost, taking advantage of any available productivity gain, while still maintaining and leveraging your current investments.
After all, nobody else gives a 15+ year application life from your investment these days.
In addition to these developments, the Java XML/Web Service stub generation (JCO) has been extremely popular as clients look to leverage their application code for service architectures.
Our JSON/REST gateway add-on (PEG) is available, but adoption has been slower than expected, so we will release a Java JSON/Rest stub generator this year.
Early adoption versions can be obtained upon request.
We also have several application modernization projects in-flight right now where the heart of the JAM/Panther functionality is being enhanced to support browsers, mobile and tablet devices.
These projects have helped us develop some enhanced capabilities for session and content caching, where we are leveraging replicated/clustered grid technologies, making it easier to maintain context across multiple instances and even sites, and really quickly.
We have built standard methods for storing and retrieving the cache data from within your application code.
We have also created other utilities for searching and improving the use of global storage, thus helping move to the cache and eliminate unnecessary operations.
We are willing to share these with you upon request, or we will utilize them if you’d like us to help you with modernization of your JAM or Panther application.
If you don’t have plans to update your application anytime soon, but would like to have help with maintenance of the application, we now offer managed services where our offshore team will help support and maintain your code under a SLA contract.
One big advantage of using our managed services is that our offshore team has direct access to the product development team to get answers and expert advice.
I just want to thank our customers, partners, and distributors for their support and participation in our development and beta programs.
I am looking forward to another great year of development and innovation as we push the boundaries even further.