As you would expect the recent Revelation Software conference was alive with everything OpenInsight 10 and, along with all of the new functionality, I was blown away with all of the new thinking and redesign of the toolset that is bound to make every developers workflow so much easier and faster.
I could fill this blog with month’s worth of articles exploring the new version of OpenInsight, but there is absolutely no point in reinventing the wheel and there are technical people doing a much better job than me. Furthermore, the technical guys are a little more pragmatic and they don;t get caught up in the sales side of the topic. I’ll therefore defer to:
Carl’s blog is made up of a number of articles that explore his part of developing the interface and the code changes that he has implemented. This is a rich resource that is s must read for all OpenInsight developers.
Don at SRP has been blogging consistently since the conference and he is tackling specific subjects in some detail.
Andrew’s conference presentation was extremely well received, not least because it gave his audience a real world OpenInsight developers perspective of working with the Alpha that everyone went away with. If you are planning on looking at the Alpha, then this is a must read blog article.
So what about the Alpha itself. I had originally thought that it would only be available to conference attendees but following the way that it has been received, Revelation have now made it available to all OI WORKS subscribers via the WORKS area on www.revelation.com.
Armed with the Alpha and the OI10 resources linked above, this is the perfect time to take a look at what is coming in the beta in a few months time. There is still a lot to be done, but now that Revelation are building OI10 in OI10, things are rushing forward at quite a pace and the official beta is now in sight.
I am still trying to find some time to take a slow walk through the Alpha but please drop me an email if you are not a WORKS Subscriber and would like to see the Alpha and to talk about what is coming.