Overhaul of m-Painter makes development simpler, more intuitive
May 2012 Lombard, IL
Today, software developer michaels, ross & cole, ltd. (mrc) announces the newly rebuilt m-Painter, the WYSIWYG editor built into m-Power. m-Power is a development platform that rapidly creates web applications such as report-writing, Business Intelligence, executive dashboards, e-commerce, customer portals, and mobile applications to name a few.
m-Painter's new features
In an effort to further simplify the application development process, mrc recently overhauled m-Painter. The newly rebuilt m-Painter brings many notable improvements, such as:
Cross-browser, cross-platform, and HTML5 support
m-Painter now gives m-Power users greater freedom and more options. Users can now access m-Painter across all operating systems and browsers, and include HTML5 features in their web applications.
New features speed up development
m-Painter now includes some great new features that can reduce errors and speed up the development process, such as:
Screenshot of m-Painter's new "History" feature
Improved interface simplifies development
m-Painter's redesigned interface improves usability with a more intuitive layout and a modern look and feel (See screenshot below).
Screenshot of m-Painter's interface
New options simplify source code editing
While m-Painter lets users enhance their applications without any coding, it also lets the more technical users access and edit the underlying source code. The new version of m-Painter simplifies this task, with a few new features designed to make source code editing even easier:
Screenshot of m-Power's new "Manual cell editing" option
Even more new features
While the features listed above cover some of the most notable enhancements, the newly rebuilt m-Painter includes even more new features, all designed to improve the application development process. "This enhancement is a major improvement on several levels," says Tyler Wassell, mrc's Lead Software Developer. "Not only does it simplify application development, it also brings some powerful new features that m-Power users of all skill levels are sure to love."###
mrc's development platform, m-Power, is used to create business applications and can run on any platform that supports Java (e.g. OS/400, Linux, Unix, and Windows). Applications access DB2/400, Oracle, MySQL and MSSQL, or any combination thereof. m-Power is used to create an endless variety of Java-based business applications such as: Mobile apps, Web reports, dashboards, eCommerce apps, business intelligence, and more. It is also the only development platform to automate translation and offer full multi-lingual support.
mrc was a recipient of the Apex Award for application development, is a long-time IBM Business Partner, and has been producing award-winning development software since 1981.
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