Dataline Software Launches i5 Studio 4.0
Dataline Software is proud to announce a new version of i5 Studio – its powerful web developers’ toolkit suited for rapid application development. More than 50 new features have been introduced in version 4.0, making the development environment richer, faster and easier to use.
Dataline Software's i5 is a powerful and sophisticated web developer's toolkit, designed to deal with the increasingly complex demands of the Internet environment. Exclusively developed by Dataline, i5 incorporates pioneering tools for web enabling databases - that make it possible to take live information from multiple SQL databases and make it readily available via browsers and mobile devices - to employees, suppliers and customers.
Some of the new features available in version 4.0 include …
An enhanced .NET Programming Interface for developing web applications
The real value of i5 as a development environment lies in the way that it allows the programmer to extend the point and click capacities of i5 Studio with bespoke business logic code. The i5 .NET Programming Interface provides the developer with a complete set of classes for processing data, generating pages dynamically and generally providing the control required to organize sophisticated web applications. The new Programming Interface has been ported from COM to native .NET CLR which allows seamless integration with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and 2010.
When building international B2B or B2C portal applications it can be very important to provide multi-lingual user interfaces. To make this possible, i5 4.0 is now equipped with a powerful internationalization feature which can dynamically substitute placeholders in i5 pages with translated text looked up from external XML resource files. Translations can be specified for each and every item including; labels, text values, images, HTML templates, date, time and number formats.
In addition to this, more than 50 enhancements have been added into this release to improve ease-of-use, performance and resilience. The list of enhancements includes:
• Support for drag-and-drop page layout in Internet Explorer 10 and Google Chrome.
• Books sorted alphanumerically to assist version control merging.
• Ability to target .NET 3.5 Framework for i5 business logic.
• A new plug-in component for SQL Server Reporting Services.
• Automatic mitigation against DoS attacks.
• Works with Windows Server 2012.
• A new installer to streamline the setup process.
The Developer Edition of i5 4.0 can be downloaded for free from Dataline's website at www.dataline.co.uk/downloads
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