On Monday, July 15th, we released version 11.3 of the CorasWorks platform to the CorasWorks download library. The v11.3 release supports SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010. This is our first release for SharePoint 2013 (although we’ve worked with Microsoft on this release for 2 years).
This means that over the last 10 years, we have released the CorasWorks Solution Platform for four SharePoint platforms:
- SharePoint 2003
- SharePoint 2007
- SharePoint 2010
- SharePoint 2013
With each SharePoint platform and each CorasWorks release we have enhanced the ability of our customers to address their work management needs within a CorasWorks-SharePoint shared application services environment. We have also continued to perfect our “puttyware” approach that enables users to design, build, enhance and extend applications, without the need for custom compiled code to be introduced into the shared services environment.
CAPS – A Big Step Forward in v11.3 (SP2010 and SP2013)
While v11.3 is just a .dot release, it is also of major importance. I believe that for CorasWorks customers, the most important part is not the support for SP2013, but rather, that we have included the CorasWorks Application Service (CAPS) technology.
CAPS is just the right thing at the right time. Client side web development is exploding and so is the potential for a mess.
CAPS is a REST-like service (runs server side) that enables client-side web developers to build very rich and performant apps and advanced features that leverage a clean server-side service. We have been using it in our off-the-shelf Solutions and in custom solutions for the last 6 months. With v11.3, it is now included in the CorasWorks platform.
CAPS is targeted towards the web app developer. It gives them a powerful service, including items like XSLT 2.0 support, one call joins, one call batch requests, Global Variables, mobile/tablet support and lots of good clean stuff. But, it is also important because it simplifies and structures the architecture to avoid client-side chaos and bloat.
To launch CAPS, we have provided the new CAPS Learning Center (available in the Resources section of CorasWorks Community) that takes a more developer approach to learning with online examples, scenarios, and features that can be re-used, leveraged, and learned from. If you can cut and paste, you can leverage CAPS in your work environment.