- Mobile device support – with Sencha Touch included, Valence now supports a wide range of mobile devices, including iPads, iPhones, and devices running on the Android OS.
- Updated Ext JS library – The latest release of Valence’s front-end framework (Ext JS 4.0.0) features faster component rendering, updated grids, new APIs and classes, advanced charting and graphing options, and much more.
- Valence Portal improvements – The Portal will now recognize when it’s being launched on a mobile device and automatically switch to a new touch-friendly format; On the desktop, users can now configure the Portal to use a drop-down menu in lieu of the standard navigation tree to launch options; Users can now switch between environments without having to log out. Administrative options have been reformatted to make it easier to see which users have authority to which applications; New configuration settings have been added to make it easier to add new apps to groups and navigation trees
- Updated examples and applications – Many of the example programs have been updated to showcase use of new Ext JS 4 features, and new examples have been added to demonstrate Touch application development; Administration programs have been rewritten to demonstrate a more modern object-oriented front-end using Ext JS 4.
- New back-end RPG functions and improvements – Developers can now cache frequently accessed lists for faster rendering in combo boxes between applications; SQL-to-JSON functions have been further optimized to improve response time.
This is the first of several planned Beta releases for Valence 3.0. As such, some elements of the release – including documentation and multilingual literal translations – may not yet be complete. CNX expects the final release of Valence 3.0 to be available by June 2011. See additional details on Valence 3.0 or download the latest Beta.