Internet Explorer 8 is now officially supported. :-)
Micro flows usable as menu items. Very elegant and simple addition that gives a lot of new possibilities. For example, you can now very easily create a "My account" menu option that opens the correct data view directly, instead of first showing a data grid with one object in it.
The performance improvements of this version are very noticeable in most of our applications, especially when using a lot of tab pages.
The possibility to let menu items point to microflows in addition to forms.
SAVE AND CONTINUE when you click deploy and run!
Instead of the error "Please save or discard all modifications to opened documents first." which you could only answer with Ok. Then you had to save all changes either via a click or with Ctrl+Shift+S and then click Deploy and Run again. Now you have the option to "Save and continue" when deploying with unsaved changes!
So, fewer clicks is better!
I particularly like the microflow features: Close Form, Rollback and using a microflow as menu item.
The current way of using all of this is far more convenient for e.g. creating more advanced save/cancel/new behaviour.
I like the fact that the Modeler remembers the position and size of the window and the dockable windows!
REAL SELECT ALL!
Selecting all objects on all pages in a datagrid; excluding certain objects is also possible. Very nice...
The salted variant of SHA265 (SSHA, SSHA256). Finally!!!
Blocking progress bar is also very handy!
Full support of the Oracle 10.2 DBMS!
Many customers like this feature and it's a big step forward in Mendix' continuous commitment towards supporting mainstream database servers.
Also nice: three new properties added to the textarea:
What do you think of the performance improvements? Anyone seeing differences with the previous versions?
Especially in Internet Explorer 6 or on slow internet connections (i.e. high latency) you should be able to see the difference!
Trigger the red validation rules by a microflow!
The combination of all the new possibilities with Mendix; I have added the Email module to my project to sent notifications (which already have rich text and dynamic mircoflow) and added the deeplink module to it. Perfect.
The down-part is that I am working to get my project to work in 2.5 and I keep on playing with the new possibilities.