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Does using the USoft platform cause vendor lock-in?Vendor lock-in
Does using the USoft platform cause vendor lock-in? Customers sometimes ask USoft whether they become completely dependent on us and our software if they go into business with USoft. In short, whether a so-called vendor lock-in occurs when using the USoft low-code platform? Fortunately, this is not the case. This short article explains why not. What is a vendor lock-in? To begin, it is important to provide a good description of vendor lock-in. A vendor lock-in means that customers are and remain dependent on a vendor to a greater or lesser extent. For example, customers cannot easily migrate from one product to another. In addition, changing or adding functionality may no longer be possible or may be limited. This is something you will always need the vendor to address. With any technology, there is always a certain degree of vendor lock-in. Even open-source software is subject to some degree of lock-in. There are often no license fees and sometimes there is not even a vendor, but th
Increased interoperability with USoft Studio in USoft 10.0.1J USoft is pleased to announce the latest release of its low-code development platform. Some highlighted developments and new features in this version Role division between the USoft platform and USoft StudioThe integration between the USoft development platform and USoft Studio has been further refined. The distinction between the role of the USoft platform and USoft Studio is now more clearly implemented.Furthermore, it is now possible to explicitly enforce the distinction between the USoft platform and USoft Studio in the rights granted to different types of users. More flexible use of authorization on Microsoft SQL ServerOn Microsoft SQL Server it is now possible to select how USoft handles the difference between login names and database user names. This allows more flexibility in designing the authorization structure when using SQL Server. Consolidation of documentation in the USoft CommunityNew possibilities to export da
New look and feel of the user interface in USoft 10.0.1I USoft is pleased to announce the latest release of its low-code development platform. Some highlighted developments and new features in this version New look and feel for the user interfaceTo meet end user requests, a new look and feel for the platform is provided, both for the different components of the tool set, such as the Definer, as for the client server Windows application. The new skin is in addition to the already provided skins, making it possible for an end user, be it a developer or a USoft application user, to choose the interface he or she is most comfortable with. This new look and feel will also more closely integrate the USoft platform with USoft Studio. Health check of the Rules ServiceA new function has been added making it possible to check the status of a Rules Service at runtime. This makes it possible for a developer using the USoft platform, to create automated checks on the status of the Rules Service and
REST API authentication with JSON web tokens in USoft Studio 4.0 USoft is pleased to announce the latest release of our business rules management environment USoft Studio.When accessing the Studio REST API, it is now possible to authenticate with JSON Web Tokens (JWT).Registered members of the USoft Customer Platform can find further details in the release notes: USoft Studio 4.0 release notes.As a sneak preview of things to come in USoft Studio: in the next few months, we will release the next version of USoft Studio, which will have a new look and feel. Because this look and feel will be in line with the new look and feel of the USoft development platform, this release will further integrate the two branches of the USoft Suite.
Simplification of module delivery in USoft 10.0.1H USoft is pleased to announce the latest release of our low-code development platform.Especially in the area of deploying a new release of software created with the USoft platform, improvements have been made.The key component of the development platform for deployment is the Delivery Manager (UDeliver), Module delivery in Delivery Manager has been simplified and completely redesigned.You can now release a module in its own development environment using its own UDeliver instance, and then call the new "Release modules" routine for the main application (the consumer application) if you want to combine copies of module deliverables with the main application deliverables.As an alternative approach, from any UDeliver instance, you can now also release multiple user applications developed in a different database account than where the UDeliver instance runs.Registered members of the USoft Customer Platform can find further details in the rel
We need to interface sales orders, inventory, purchase orders from a USOFT application to an Oracle Database.It looks like we can do this development using the USOft query model? Please ignore above. Our issue is importing the planned oorders from Oracle ASCP.
Updated: 01-04-2022 16:15 You may have read the news, a new vulnerability is reported in the “Spring Core Framework”, which impacts Spring MVC and Spring WebFlux applications running on JDK 9+. With this notification, we inform you of the latest developments regarding this issue and on the additional measures USoft is taking accordingly. On March 31, Spring provided official confirmation and CVE-2022-22965 (https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-22965) is assigned to this vulnerability. For more detailed information, please check the links. What is Spring Framework? Spring-core is a prevalent framework widely used in Java applications that allows software developers to develop Java applications with enterprise-level components effortlessly. What did we do? In order to service our customers and partners the best way possible, we have investigated this vulnerability and the possible impact on the USoft products accordingly. We have concluded that USoft Platform, USoft
Updated: 30-12-2021 17:15Over the past few weeks, you may have read the many news items concerning the major security vulnerability in the Apache Log4j 2-library. This critical vulnerability in the Apache Log4j 2-library makes remote code execution possible, which gives malicious parties the ability to remotely inject and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the java application. Because this software is widely used, the risk is severe. In fact, this vulnerability has already been assessed with a risk score of 10 (the most critical level). For more detailed information on the vulnerabilities, please refer to the CVE articles CVE-2021-44228 , CVE-2021-45046, CVE-2021-44832. Since Sunday December 12th, we continue to follow the developments about this vulnerability in the Apache Log4j 2-library. We have concluded that this component is used in the USoft Services Framework and Page Engine for the USoft 10 and USoft 9.1 version. Log4j libraries are not used in USoft 9.0 and lower ver
Business rules based on human logic Automate the 'rules' instead of the processes The use of a Rules Engine The advantages of a rules engine in brief When to use a rules engine? The core of the USoft low-code platform is the rules engine. This ensures optimal data consistency and thus safeguards the quality of all data entering the system and possibly being redistributed to other systems. The rules engine also simplifies system programming and enables us to work in low-code. But what exactly is a rules engine? How exactly does it guarantee quality and when is it wise to use a rules engine? In this article I will explain it.To explain the rules engine it is good to start with an analogy. Rules engines start from well-defined definitions:There are persons. Pieter is a person. Abby is a person. A person can love another person. If a person loves another person, they should send him or her flowers. Abby loves Pieter.It is a simplistic model, but in this we can recognize: the data model, d
Introduction of USoft’s new download environment To serve you as a customer even better, we have replaced the FTP server with USoft's own download environment from where you can download our software. The previously used FTP server became an outdated solution because almost every browser did not support downloading via FTP anymore. As of now, USoft introduced the solution of our new download environment: downloads.usoft.com. Here, you can easily and secured access our software products. Get access to your own environment! To get access to this new environment, please request this by emailing us email@example.com. With the information which you will receive in a reply, you can log in to downloads.usoft.com. From the moment you log in, you will immediately see a list of all files that you can download. If you have any questions about this, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
On the USoft community, it is easy to be notified when new information is posted.On several pages you will find the "subscibe button". If you click on it, you will receive an email when new information is posted. To use this, you will need an account for the community. If you don’t have an account, you can create one by clicking on the login button It is also possible to use RSS feed. More information can be found in this article.
Business process and rules: tomayto, tomhato or more?business rules
Asking this question is in a way answering it. After all, if they were completely interchangeable, we wouldn’t need to elaborate. Aligning business rules and processes is crucial in successfully incorporating big data and AI. Business processes versus business rulesWhile rules generally focus on ‘what’, processes are commonly oriented towards ‘how’. Business rules describe for example what needs to be done, what criteria must be applied and what policies must be enforced. Business rules therefore focus on the value that needs to be created in/through a process. Processes on the other hand describe in what order (how) activities should be executed to create the desired value or outcome. It is therefore not a matter of either one or the other; they work in unity. The trouble with business rules however is that they are often not clearly and explicitly defined and are ‘scattered across the organization’. Even employees involved in defining and modeling processes often have a hard time ma
Welcome to USoft’s Community PlatformHello, a warm welcome to you on our brand new USoft Community Platform! We are happy to have you here as a part of it. The last few months we have been working on the realization of this platform, and it’s amazing to see how more and more people are joining this platform. Here, on USoft’s Community, you can broaden your knowledge about the USoft low-code platform. All our product documentation is secured on this platform and accessible at all times. And you can connect and interact with USoft enthusiasts. Amongst all these things, you can find best practices articles, the latest product updates, exchange of examples and ready-made building blocks. For future development, we would love for you to share your ideas with us. This way the USoft low-code platform can grow the best. We encourage you to look around the community, get started and connect. In the ‘How to’ article we have explained the route, and you can be virtually guided through it. Make
It is your first visit to the USoft community? We are happy to help how you can find your way around USoft's Community. The video below the article will give you a brief introduction to the platform. We will give you a quick tour. HomepageThe homepage gives you a quick overview of important aspects of the community. The search bar at the top of the page helps you find your question, problem or article in a filtered way. For example, if you are looking for information on 'business rules' you only need to enter your question the results on that topic will come up. Further down the homepage, you will find shortcuts to other pages, categories or recently posted articles. Knowledge BaseThe Knowledge base is the best way to start if you want to expand your knowledge and skills for the USoft platform.This is the center of the community where you will find a lot of information on many subjects. Each main topic is boldly displayed in the top menu bar. Below that, you can see articles that are
How to get in touch with USoft Support When you need help on using USoft products, or have a specific technical question there are several options you can use to get in touch with the USoft Customer Support team. If you haven't found your answer on our community platform, try one of the following ways: Option 1: Add a comment to an articleIf you have a question about a particular functionality of our platform or about the community, you can add your comment or question to one of the articles on the USoft community.Open the specific article on the USoft Community. Scroll to the end of the article and add a comment. USoft Customer Support members monitor these articles for comments and provide the answer to your question asap. Option 2: Asking the USoft communityFor help from USoft experts, post your question to the USoft Community. Our community is a great location for trading ideas with other USoft users and finding the latest information from the USoft low-code platform. Option 3: By
Welcome to the USoft Community, the place to connect with your peers to learn, share best practices, and collaborate about the USoft low-code platform based on business rules. We value your contributions. Before posting or commenting on the community, please read through the guidelines, because we all benefit from a healthy, vibrant community. All users are expected to be familiar with the rules of conduct and will be held accountable for following them. These guidelines are in addition to the USoft Community terms and conditions.Contributions to the USoft community are posted without intervention by USoft. We do, however, periodically check contributions for compliance with these terms by users.USoft reserves the right to edit or delete contributions that (presumably) violate the letter or spirit of these terms and to exclude participants from further use of the forum. This may be the case for:Discriminatory/offensive username, profile picture signature and/or comments. Use of multipl
The first step for the ambitious 10 series of our low-code platform is coming up in Q2 2021USoft has a clear vision that software should ensure that companies have the freedom to completely control the 'digital world'. To do this, usability, diversity (and freedom) of capabilities and the quality to handle complexity go hand in hand in development of the USoft Platform. With the launch of USoft 10, USoft is taking the next step in this ambition. USoft's CTO, Frank Rijnders, jokingly calls this USoft 10 release the "Developer 1st edition". "In this USoft 10 release we lay a very strong foundation for the coming functional developments. Think about Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, new web technologies and of course further strengthening our low-code capabilities. In addition, we have taken some very important steps for our existing customers to make the lives of developers a lot easier. All this leads to a lot of new technical tools and a solid foundation for the next releases of USoft 1
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