4D Announces Availability of Wakanda 6

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With page loads now twice as fast, a new package system and custom themes, the latest version of 4D’s JavaScript development platform for professional Web apps evolves for increased speed and enhanced customization.

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4D, a leading provider of open source integrated application development has announced the availability of Wakanda 6, the latest version of its full-stack JavaScript development platform for professional Web applications for business.

“With the previous releases of Wakanda, we expanded the feature set and then introduced adaptive licensing and support options. For Wakanda 6, we have focused on performance,” said Ricardo Mello, Product Director for Wakanda. “Web application pages now load twice as fast, thanks to what we call Wakanda Dynamic Delivery or WD2 for short.”

Wakanda Dynamic Delivery (WD2) is a new page delivery system that replaces the WAFOptimizer model, reducing network traffic by sending only what is necessary for a Web application page to work. Aided by dynamic minification and file caching, page loads are twice as fast, with significantly noticeable performance increases on mobile devices. All Web application components and dependencies are now delivered in a single minified JSON package to decrease server requests.

For user interface development, Wakanda 6 introduces custom themes, which can be accessed in Wakanda Studio. Interface widgets can now be assigned roles that can be shared amongst multiple widgets so that behaviors and appearance do not have to be created for new widgets. Application interfaces gain improved consistency, while developers will save time in the design phase.

Further improvements to Wakanda come in the GUI Designer (copy/paste widgets between pages, improved Z-index property handling), HTML5 and Vimeo support in the Video widget, file architecture improvements, and CommonJS unit testing.

About Wakanda
Wakanda provides developers with a data-driven JavaScript development platform for
Web and mobile business applications. The Wakanda foundation relies on best-of-breed technology: A powerful and secure open source NoSQL database & server, an extensible model-driven architecture based on JavaScript and REST, all facilitated by a complete development studio and client framework. Wakanda is fully industry standard compliant, including JSON, REST/HTTP, W3C and CommonJS. Cloud solutions developed with Wakanda can be deployed on any desktop or mobile platform. Built on 25 years of business application experience and with the support of an active developer community, Wakanda’s new open source development environment lets developers take advantage of many third-party widgets, libraries, extensions and server modules.

Availability & Pricing
Wakanda 6 is available immediately, and is offered as a free open source Community edition, as well as with commercial licensing starting at $129/€99/year. Paid support options start at $519/€399/year. For more information and to download Wakanda, please visit: http://www.wakanda.org.

For details on commercial licensing and paid support plans, visit:

About 4D
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 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.

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