GAE-Studio newsletter #4

Good morning GWT and GWTP fans !

In celebration of the GWT.create Conference, we’re launching three new releases in the next few days. If you’re attending one of those two conferences, Christian Goudreau and Julien Dramaix (two of our Bees) are looking forward to see you in person !

Today, we’re launching a new version of GAE-Studio, our kickass Google App Engine tool. Monday an IntelliJ plugin for GWTP is rolling out for all you IDEA fans out there, and next Tuesday, “tah-dahhh!!!” …a new version of GWTP will be released.

But today, we’ll dig into the newest features in GAE-Studio 0.6 – which we have just released along with a new wave of invitations so more people can join the party in progress!

First of all, let’s extend a warm welcome to our new UX designer, Manon Gruaz.

She did an amazing job redesigning our login page and she’s just started a complete redesign of the GAE-Studio GUI (visualizer and profiler). She’s going to make our tools look awesome through her own individual style of magic.

Under the hood, we have integrated our new licensing system with GAE-Studio. This was announced earlier. For the moment, we only have one beta key, which is 0aa490b7dacaf078d8f3111f1dec7253. You can use that for as long as you continue to beta test the software.

Moreover, we’re now using the Channel API (websocket) for the profiler. It will be more efficient in terms of resources. As usual, we fixed a few bugs as well in this release, and solidified our tests. In case you were wondering, you can now use String Ids without any problem.

We have also fleshed out and improved the design of JSON entity editing. You can now use any Objectify type in your Google App Engine application.

That’s it for this GAE-Studio release. Tune in to our blog monday for the official annoucement of the IntelliJ IDEA plugin !

Jukito 1.3 and GWTP 1.0.3

Like good gardeners, we are always cultivating our software, helping it to grow and develop.
We listen to your comments and try to evolve our software to meet your needs.
A few days ago, we released two new versions of our Open Source projecs.

Some of you may have noticed already, but we also removed the donation link from our projects. Not because users didn’t use it, but because we want to show everyone that we @ ArcBees want to fully support that project onward! We received an enormous amount of contributions in the past years either as code contribution or money donation. For that, we want to thank EVERYONE! Not only the contributors, but also the users to make this happen!

THANK YOU, from everyone @ ArcBees.

Now, here’s the details of the fixes and the new features.

Jukito 1.3

– A fix for issue #26 (Do not use un-annotated bindings)

Updated copyright to 2013

Add Samples

Descriptions on test & nice test names in IDE

Fix checkstyle and comments

GWTP 1.0.3

– A fix for pull request #312 (Custom ActionException subclasses are not rethrown as new ActionException)

Support APT processor with Java 7

– Fixed integration tests here and here.

Added chromedriver to README

To all contributors on these releases, thank you !

Special thanks to ahri, branflake2267, christiangoudreau, Chris-V, kuhnroyal, meriouma, przemekgalazka and spg !

GAE-Studio newsletter #3

Good morning, awesome rockstar superhero beta-testers !

The time has finally come to send out yet another round of invites and launch version 0.5 of GAE-Studio. Our product is becoming more and more stable thanks to the technical prowess of our top shelf geeks.

What’s new in this iteration? Mostly stability improvements (the team added a lot more tests) and interoperability with JSON objects. You will now be able to modify JSON objects in a form, instead of in a textarea. This should reduce errors and make the process easier. Also, we added a login to the ArcBees server, so that we will be able to integrate GAE-Studio as a Maven dependency really soon. Finally, a few UI improvements (dropdowns) and bug fixes complete this fabulous release.

What to expect next? We will integrate a new licensing system that will be used across all of our future software products. Also, we will be able to edit the various elements that are stored in Objectify more easily. Finally, a new artist is joining the team, to make GAE-Studio as professional as it can be, in form as well as function.

As usual, stay tuned to the Bitbucket issue tracker, and never hesitate to share your  successes, troubles or funny stories related to using GAE-Studio!

Working with you is always fun. Keep the feedback coming so together we can build the ultimate, most incredible, most powerful  tool for GAE developers everywhere.