In the mobile-driven world, a polished user interface is highly critical in building successful applications. Wizard-driven user interfaces are quick and easy to develop but seldom provide the kind of flexibility and finesse that you can get from a well-designed user interface.
Workshop Software (WS) is a cloud-based application for managing automotive workshops. WS rolled out its first web-application offering approximately 3 years ago to small workshops with limited IT knowledge. Two years after it was deployed, the application had limited success.
In June 2014, WS rolled out a new application developed in partnership with Mertech. Within 6 months of its deployment, the new application has enabled WS to significantly increase its user base, and has created quite a buzz in the Australian automotive industry with large parts retailers seeking to partner with WS.
In Part 3 of Evolution Training, we continued to discuss best practices for API development using Mertech Evolution. With an ORM-based architecture, developers can more easily integrate their application with other web applications and development tools.
A reverse proxy server can handle many different roles depending on the size and complexity of your network. In general, a reverse proxy is a server that retrieves resources from other servers.
On November 13th, we continued our series of technical training sessions designed to help our customers successfully get started with our latest product, Evolution, a new cross-language integration solution for Windows developers.
With Evolution, it is now possible to create an Object Relational Model (ORM) of your existing business logic and data model. The ORM architecture opens up your application for integration with other web applications from other vendors and also makes it easier to integrate with other web development tools.
On October 30th, Mertech began a series of technical training sessions covering a range of topics designed to prepare our customers to successfully use our new Evolution product, which enables applications written in different languages to communicate with each other using multiple protocols.
The Mertech Structure Analyzer is a new open-source tool that gives DataFlex developers the ability to dynamically describe and access data structures.
When dealing with structures, DataFlex developers often want to be able to dump or load a structure to XML or some other format. DataFlex has support for turning a structure into what is called a ValueTree, which are quite useful when you're trying to iterate over structured data.
Mertech conducted a Campfire on October 9th at 11 AM EST to unveil Evolution (now Thriftly.io) - our vision of how you can develop a flexible, scalable and secure application in the cloud-driven world, leveraging your existing code base.