m-Power's new application preview window simplifies development
January 2012 Lombard, IL
Today, software developer michaels, ross & cole, ltd. (mrc) announces m-Power's new application preview enhancement. 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.
This new enhancement provides a preview window where users can see their application take shape during the build process. m-Power's build process differs from other development platforms (like IDEs), which often start the build process with a blank canvas. Instead, m-Power's build process takes a template-based approach, which provides users with a pre-formatted, yet customizable, application layout. The template approach reduces development time, as it eliminates the tedious and repetitive task of formatting each application from scratch, while still providing the option to alter the layout as desired.
Once a user selects their template and data tables, the new application preview window provides a real-time view of application, complete with live data. As the user goes through the build process, every change is instantly reflected in the preview window. This will help m-Power users in a couple of ways:
"The application preview window turns development into an even more visual experience," says Brian Crowley, mrc's Director of Development. "Most importantly, it will further simplify application development for m-Power users, which is our highest goal."###
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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