4D introduces platform for building Web-based business apps
Wakanda is due for general availability by the end of this year, preceded by a beta release program. The platform features Wakanda Server, which is a faceless HTTP server with a datastore and datastore engine; Wakanda Studio, featuring a visual datastore and front-end design tools and a code editor; and Wakanda Framework, with widgets and standards-based data sources feeding them.
The pre-launch version of Wakanda is available the Wakanda website. Wakanda will be offered via a dual license structure, with developers able to access either an open source version or a subscription-based commercially licensed version. The commercial product will feature support services. The name Wakanda was derived from a Sioux term for "inner magic," 4D said on its website.
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