Are you ready for GAE-Studio?

I’m really excited today to share the tool with you that has helped us the most in developing Google App Engine web applications over the past two years: GAE-Studio! Most of us have had trouble managing local data through the GAE admin console in development mode. Non indexed columns aren’t shown, the table that displays your values can get ugly as it expands from left to right, and you can’t easily add, remove or modify values.

Those problems can all be left behind now, thanks to GAE-Studio! Some lucky beta users will be invited to use it for free, while we tweak the application based on what we learn from their usage. A full release will follow, after we add the features our closed beta users most asked for.

So keep your eyes on your inbox; the first set of invitations will be sent really shortly!

In the meanwhile, thanks for your support and your patience over the past few months. I and all the other Bees in the Hive know we’re really lucky to have your participation and support. If you didn’t subscribe to our beta, it is still time and can be done through our GAE-Studio website.

Have a great days fellas!

New GWTP milestone, GWTP 1.0

Today, we’re pleased to announce a new milestone – the launch of a major new version of GWTP. Over the past three years, we’ve had incredible input and collaboration across the GWTP community. We’ve also heard from GWTP users around the world, developing awesome and innovative web applications. All have contributed to making GWTP the solid, professional web application development framework it is today. All have helped make it one of the most-used GWT MVP frameworks in the world. Thank you all for your insights and collaboration.

We added many major new features in the update from GWTP 0.7 to 1.0. Here are just some of the improvements we made:

You can find the migration document here.

We are also launching a new GWTP website: gwtp.arcbees.com. The new site describes core product features, and introduces warranty protection packages for business users.

We believe in GWTP, and use it ourselves to build mission-critical business applications. We want you to have same confidence we do. Purchase a protection package, and we will both backup your projects and provide a warranty against platform defects. If some defect in GWTP threatens your product or your delivery schedule, we will investigate immediately, remedy the situation, and assume responsibility for the disruption. We trust that GWTP works as documented, and will stand behind that promise so you can be confident too.

Despite this new release, and the countless web applications that have been developed using GWTP over the years, we’re far from being out of ideas for further development. Join our open source network, and be part of the ongoing story of the evolution of GWTP.

Exactly three weeks from today, we will set up a Google Hangout to share the future of GWTP. We have a lot we want to discuss, and would highly value your input and participation.

See you in three weeks, and happy coding!

Jukito 1.2 is out!

It’s been a while since we had a release of Jukito and I’m excited to say that we finally released a new version! Jukito 1.2. Jukito is heavily used in GWTP for all unit test and is really an awesome product that can tag along your front end development as well as your backend development.

One new big feature has been added in Jukito 1.2 and it’s the ability to use Named @All. You can find the documentation on this new feature here: https://github.com/ArcBees/Jukito/wiki/@All

A complete list of what has been fixed from Jukito 1.1.2 here:
https://github.com/ArcBees/Jukito/issues?milestone=1&state=closed

For a high level tour of Jukito to I invite your to its official website:
http://jukito.arcbees.com/

Special thanks to przemekgalazka, sclassen, +Maxime Mériouma-Caron and +Brandon Donnelson that have greatly contributed to this release.