Most important improvements and technical new features of USoft 10


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With the launch of USoft 10 of our low-code platform, we take a further step in the ease of developing business-critical applications. Below the most important improvements and technical new features in a row that we highlighted during our webinar What's new in USoft 10 on May 18th, 2021. 

 

Continue to make things better

 

Keep technology up-to-date

  • Built with Visual Studio 2019
  • From Oracle Java to OpenJDK
  • Bootstrap 4 & 5 support
  • From JQuery to Vanilla javascript
  • IndexedDB
  • Oracle 19C & MSSQL 2019 support
  • SOAP 1.2 C# client driver
  • C++ 17

 

Improve existing features

  • Profiler: Instant commits
    • From cached in memory & committed when ready to instant.
    • Crashes during profiling previously caused no profile. 

 

  • Auto GUID domains
  • New Windows Installer
    • More versatile & standards based (MSI)

Enhance expressiveness


Rule syntax & set processor capabilities

  • New intersection syntax
    • SELECT <selectlist>
      • FROM <table1> t1
      • INNER JOIN <table2> t2 ON
      • t1.column_name = t2.column_name
    • LEFT [outer] JOIN 
    • RIGHT [outer] JOIN
    • No FULL [outer] JOIN: remains existing: UNION
    • No CROSS JOIN: remains existing syntax 
    • No NATURAL JOIN (column type based, not widely supported)

 

  • New CASE syntax
    • New search CASE  syntax:
      • SELECT 
      • CASE WHEN t1.DISCOUNT_ID=1 THEN 'red'
      •     WHEN t1.DISCOUNT_ID=5 THEN 'blue'
      •     ELSE 'yellow'
      • END
      • FROM discount
    • New simple CASE syntax:
      • SELECT 
      • CASE t1.DISCOUNT_ID
      •     WHEN 1 THEN 'red'
      •     WHEN 5 THEN 'blue'
      •     ELSE 'yellow'
      • END
      • FROM discount tl

 

Web versatility 

  • Maturing of SSO/SAML support
  • Apex charts control 
  • File upload control
  • API: Promises syntax support
    • A more comprehensive and safer means of executing asynchronous web code.
  • IndexedDB + Crypto
    • Browser storage: performance

 

Renewed Security & Authorization architecture


More comprehensive roles & rights functionality and improved ease of use 

Design time Roles

  • From user groups to roles
  • Roles & rights designed in Definer
  • Merging of rights
  • Constraints can act on specific roles
  • Authorizer is easier to use
  • Description added

 

Deployment time Authorization

 
  • Users are assigned to one or more roles
  • Default role at login
  • Access period has been added
  • Automatic upgrade from 9.1 to 10

 

Remaining additions & enhancements

 

  • Matured delivery & deployment management
  • Syslog support 
    • For services & constraints (example component & ServicesDefiner settings)
    • Available for 9.1 and 10
  • SCIM support (Identity Management)

.Net driver renewal

  • .Net components make USoft’s back-end versatile.
    • 3rd party contributions (nugets) vary in framework dependencies
  • App domain isolation
    • Solves framework dependencies, e.g. dotnet core vs e.g. 4.8
  • More languages, besides C#
    • JScript, VB, xslt
    • Set oriented deployment script language
  • Common nuget support (e.g. newtonsoft json)
  • Off-the-shelf components

USmeta extensions

  • API intended to provide full flexibility to access & use metadata 
    • For insight & alternative use
    • Run-time available metadata  

 

Sneak peek: more to be planned in the USoft 10 series

 

Planning to roll out in Q3/Q4 2021

 

  • Containerization
    • Full Linux container support
    • Container image management embedded in UDeliver

       

  • USoft Studio & Platform integration
    • Further, strengthen traceability & maintainability
  • Community Edition
    • Free version 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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