What’s Coming in Joget Workflow v5?


Introduction


Joget Workflow (http://www.joget.org) is an open source platform to easily build enterprise web apps for cloud and mobile.

  • Build full-fledged apps e.g. CRM, HR, Healthcare, etc
  • Drag and drop forms, lists, UI
  • Add workflow to automate processes
  • Extend via plugins
  • Apps are mobile optimized and cloud ready
  • Download ready made apps from the Joget Marketplace

With downloads and adoption from across the world since the first release in 2009, the current stable version is v4 which provided a host of new functionality as described in http://www.joget.org/joget-workflow-v4/


The next major release v5 is coming soon in 2015, and the following section describes the major new features and enhancements to be expected.

What’s New in v5?

New App Center


The user interface has been refreshed with the new App Center sporting a simplified, cleaner look.


New Admin Sidebar


For administrators and app designers, the new Admin Sidebar is easily accessible from almost everywhere, sliding out from the right for a consistent user experience.




New Web-Based Process Builder


A new web-based Process Builder is now available to enable process design from right within the browser.


The existing Workflow Designer client which uses Java Web Start technology is also available to offer alternative means of designing processes based on preference.

Improved App Generator


An improved App Generator greatly accelerates the building of an app by allowing administrators to rapidly generate an app directly from a form. It can generate lists, CRUD (create-read-update-delete) pages and processes.


Improved App Theme Flexibility


Underlying changes to the theme architecture allows for more flexibility and variations in themes for the front-end UI (Userview) for apps. A new modern theme is included using this new mechanism.


New Audit Trail For Forms


In addition to capturing audit trails of process activities, form data updates can now be automatically captured for auditing purposes as well.


New and Enhanced App Plugins


Several useful and enhanced app plugins are provided, for example an Advanced Form Grid (a dynamic grid embedded within a form) and the enhanced charting plugin which allows for more impressive graphs and charts.


Performance and Scalability Enhancements


Performance has been optimized by minimizing hotspots through refactoring and caching, showing improvements of up to 80% in some use cases thus supporting higher scalability and larger deployments.

Resources


With a v5 Beta release planned soon, check out the stable v4 release with the following resources:


NOTE: The features in v5 are subject to change prior to release

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