mrc releases 4 new m-Power utilities that improve web app development
February 2013 Lombard, IL
Today, software tool developer mrc announces the release of 4 new m-Power utilities that will improve developer productivity and let m-Power users create even more powerful web applications. m-Power is software that rapidly creates web applications such as report-writing, Business Intelligence, executive dashboards, e-commerce, customer portals, and mobile applications to name a few.
The new utilities give users a variety of new features that will dramatically improve their development productivity and capabilities. These new utilities include:
With this enhancement, m-Power applications can automatically send email or sms messages based on a pre-determined schedule or event. Messages can be triggered by any event, from customer interactions to changes in data and everything in between. For example, this new feature can:
With this enhancement, m-Power users can now update their style sheets using a point-and-click, graphical interface. Style sheets control the visual layout of all applications created with m-Power. Updating the style sheet lets users change the look and feel of all applications within a single data dictionary at one time. This enhancement lets users with no CSS knowledge update their style sheets, and even lets users preview how their changes affect current applications.
Screenshot of new theming screen
Promote to production
This new enhancement gives users a simple, point-and-click method to promote their web applications from the development server to the production server. When building web applications, developers use a development server for testing and debugging their applications. When the application is ready for end users, the developer moves it to the production server. This new feature simplifies this process and lets m-Power users instantly promote all necessary files to the production server with just the click of a button.
Screenshot of new promote to production screen
This new enhancement lets m-Power users categorize and document application changes. Users can now update an application’s documentation log and categorize the type of change they’ve made any time they update or change an application. This lets companies better manage their applications and helps m-Power developers quickly understand how an application has changed since they updated it last.
Screenshot of new documentation screen
"These enhancements improve the application development process on several levels," says Tyler Wassell, mrc's Manager of Software Development. "They not only simplify application development, they also bring some powerful new features that m-Power users 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.
"m-Power has given me and the company the ability to do things that we have never been able to do. Reports that would take months to get from programming requests can now be run in minutes!"Alex Hodschayan — MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc.
"I am amazed at how easy it is to perform application development. m-Power has automated many of the difficult tasks of application development."Guy Ulmer — Transparent Container Company
"[m-Power] consistantly delivers when I need to do serious application development in very short order."Stan Brewer — Boise Paper Holdings, LLC
"[m-Power] has streamlined our operations and given us the ability to make decisions in seconds or minutes instead of hours or days."Josh Wolfe — Medline Industries, Inc.
"Quick and easy reports, and the ability to delve deeper if necessary in the same tool is unusual to see. [m-Power] seems to deliver both options."Jay Lee — Showplace Wood Products
"Our return on investment is way beyond what was originally conceived because there are whole new areas to which it can be applied."Alan Briggs — General Binding Corporation
"It blows me away how easy [m-Power] is to use."Jose Morales — GL Veneer Company, Inc.
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