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Wakanda (software)
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Original author(s) Laurent Ribardiere
Developer(s) Wakanda SAS
Initial release March 15, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-03-15)
Development status Active
Written in C++, JavaScript
Operating system BSD, Linux, OS X and Windows
Available in English
Type NoSQL Object database Web framework Server-Side JavaScript Mobile application development
License Community / Enterprise / Cloud (see licences comparison)
Website wakanda.io

Wakanda (a.k.a "Wakanda App Factory") is a W-RAD (Web Rapid Application Development) as well as M-RAD (Mobile Rapid Application Development), designed for creating multi-channel applications for mobile, web and desktop.

It is based on open standards technologies and is supported on Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.

The Wakanda App factory is available under 3 licences (community, enterprise and cloud) : see the pricing with license comparison.

Platform[edit]

Wakanda App Factory consists of a stack of tools and technologies:

Wakanda Server
Combines a relational object database with a JavaScript server engine.
Wakanda Studio
Is a desktop IDE with WYSIWYG editors for designing the data model and prototyping the UI of the application. It provides building functionalities for mobile development (using Apache Cordova).
Wakanda Application Framework (WAF)
Consists of a data provider to communicate with the server and interface with front-end frameworks like AngularJS and Ionic.

History[edit]

Starting in 2008 with the server, Wakanda was first presented at The Ajax Experience in 2009[1] and then the same year at JSConf.eu.[2] A private Developer Preview was made accessible in 2010 with a first version of the Wakanda Studio including a Model Designer and a GUI Designer. Wakanda came to public attention in June 2011 with a new Developer Preview, with a second public Developer Preview announced during the "Wakanday - JS.everywhere(Boston, October, 2011)" conference,[3] and the first Beta on December, 15th.[4] Wakanda is available as a Live Release version since March 15, 2012.

On June 28, 2012, the first version of Wakanda was officially launched.[5] On October 26, 2012 it was demonstrated at the JS.everywhere() conference, in the US[6] and France.[7]

First involved in the CommonJS working group since 2009, the team created the "Client and Server JavaScript APIs" W3C Community Group [8] in April 2012, before joining the W3C in October 2012.

The company Wakanda SAS was created in December 2014.[9] On the December 7, 2015 the Wakanda Digital App Factory was officially launched.[10]

Architecture[edit]

Wakanda Server supports CommonJS modules, Web Workers, Web Storage, XMLHttpRequest, HTML5 File API, Blobs, Timers. It implements the Firebug Crossfire Debugger protocol, as well as the WebKit remote debugging protocol.

The WakandaDB NoSQL engine is accessed via HTTP, inspired by the OData REST API, integrates connectors to interact with tiers databases: MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and ODBC.

Wakanda supports some of the Node.js modules including EventEmitter, Socket, and TLS. Wakanda includes a number of other open source projects as part of its default packages. Wakanda Server is built with JavaScriptCore, ICU, OpenSSL and Zlib.

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