4D Releases New Developer Preview of Open Source Wakanda Platform

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First End-to-End JavaScript Web and Mobile Application Development Environment, now ready for community involvement to shape final product

With Wakanda, we’re bringing the development of business applications in JavaScript to a whole new level

Wakanday “JavaScript Everywhere” conference - 4D, Inc. today announced the release of its public Developer Preview 2 of Wakanda, the first end-to-end JavaScript Web and mobile application development platform that allows developers to increase their productivity, building business applications efficiently and quickly.

“With Wakanda, we’re bringing the development of business applications in JavaScript to a whole new level. It’s the first platform that integrates all the necessary different JS components to develop, manage and run applications,” said Laurent Ribardière, Wakanda’s creator. “We look forward to getting some really useful feedback from the community over the next few months as we refine the product.”

Wakanda is a unique end-to-end solution providing development tools, a client framework, a back-end server and a data-store, all integrated and designed to work together. The product architecture is also fully open, allowing integration with and support for all client frameworks, leading databases, servers and development tools.

At the heart of Wakanda runs a faceless server providing a super-rapid datastore, an HTTP server and a home for all the application's business logic.The JavaScript programming language is used for both front-end and back-end development.

Wakanda in the cloud
Wakanda facilitates the deployment of applications in the cloud. A PaaS solution will be available in the future, allowing for both development and deployment in the cloud.

Wakanda is ideal for developers who want an efficient way to leverage Web standards like HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to create business critical applications for the Web or mobile platforms. Wakanda is being designed as a productive development platform that incorporates the best technology, standards-based tools, interfaces, languages and communication protocols.

4D is fully dedicated to the success of Server-side JavaScript and intends to contribute several open source projects to the JavaScript community.

“Over the next few weeks, we will make several significant open source contributions to the JavaScript community with new server side projects” said Ribardière.

Applications built with Wakanda are designed to work on modern browsers including those on Android, iOS and other smartphone mobile devices as well as Firefox™, Google Chrome™, Safari™ and Internet Explorer 9™.

Pricing and availability
Wakanda Developer Preview 2 will be made available at the Wakanday conference, on October 15th. It will include Mac, Windows, and Linux (server only) versions and will be available worldwide via a free download on the Wakanda web site. For more information including system requirements or to download, go to http://wakanda.org

About 4D, Inc.
A global leader in business software development solutions for over 25 years, 4D provides integrated platforms that simplify and speed up the development and deployment of Web, Mobile, Desktop, and Client-Server Business Applications. 4D solutions and development tools are used in more than 70 countries, count millions of end users and over 10,000 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). 4D is located in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit http://www.4d.com or call 1-408-557-4600.

Press Contacts:

Carin Taraleskof
4D, Inc.
(408) 557-4643


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