WebORB for .NET release status update
We have been extremely busy working on the GA release of WebORB Professional for .NET. We will be releasing a Release Candidate 1 this week with a ton of new features. Here's a list of what's coming up:
- New Flex-based console. The new console is a flex application serving as a gateway for anything you ever want to do with the product. It includes quick start guide, a TON of examples, service browser, license manager, deployment manager, documentation and a lot more
- Code generator - the service browser mentioned above provides a way to see all deployed .NET classes (organized in a namespace tree). Select a class, choose code style (Flex/AS, Flash Remoting/AS2, Carngorm, ARP, AJAX) and the console automatically generates client-side access code (with all the value object classes). There's also a link to download all the generated code in a zip.
- Test Drive - for any selected method in the service browser, we provide a way to invoke it right from the console. You get a list of arguments with an type-sensitive editor so you can enter data. Once you provide values for the arguments, click Invoke to send a method invocation. Once the result is available, it is shown in a tree-like structure. The coolest part is once invoked, you can download source code that performs the same invocation with the argument values you just entered.
- There is a bunch of Flex Remoting examples to showcase various features of the product. Here's a list of what we have thus far:
- Basic Flex Remoting invocation with MXML or ActionScript
- Sending and receiving an object
- Client-server class mappings
- Secure invocation with credentials
- Populating tree control with remote data
- DataGrid with remote data source (shows how to fetch data and send updates)
- Remote invocation exception handling
- Integration with ARP (Pizza Service)
- Lot's of bug fixes in the code
Stay tuned for more announcements!