The second Beta of Omnis Studio 10 is available now and it has some great new features, many fixes and smaller enhancements. Included in this release is the ability to debug and test your code on a remote copy of Omnis, aka Remote Debugging, allowing you to debug your applications off-site, potentially saving you and your clients time and effort.
If you would like to try out these new features, it’s not too late, since you can apply to join the Beta program via the Omnis website. Existing Beta testers will have received updated download information.
What else is in the BETA?
The following features were included in the first BETA, and most of these have received further updates and enhancements which are now included in this latest BETA release:
- A new enhanced Code Editor
allows you to enter Omnis code directly into each command line in a method, and the Code Assistant will help you enter parameter and variable names.
- New Accessibility features
to enable your apps to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) supported by many governments and public bodies and fast becoming a mandatory requirement.
- Omnis datafile to SQL Conversion
a new tool to convert Omnis datafiles to SQLite or PostgreSQL; following conversion the Omnis DML commands in your old library will be retained, but will execute against the selected database, seamlessly and automatically.
a new Toolbar control for remote forms, and a new non-visual external component iCalendar for managing calendar events in remote forms, and many enhancements in Data grids and other JS components.
- Remote Objects to streamline your code
a new Remote Object class to allow you to run code entirely on the client in a client-executed method in a remote form; this will allow you to make your apps more agile and efficient on web & mobile clients.
- Web and Email Comms to extend your apps
an updated OW3 Worker Objects external package, including support for POP3 email, CRYPTO (for encryption or decryption),HASH for hashing (scrambling) data, and SFTP support for file transfer.
Apply for the BETA
If you are a supported Omnis developer (on ODPP) and would like to test the BETA 2, please contact our BETA Program manager by filling out the form on our website.
If you are not a supported developer (on the ODPP), but have a special interest in any of the new features in Studio 10 and would like to test the BETA, then please register giving any reasons for your interest in the Comments section of the form and we would be happy to consider your application.