Built on 25 years of business application experience and with the support of an active developer community, Wakanda's new development environment can be extended with third-party widgets, libraries and server modules. In addition, Wakanda's Open Source environment supports developers by adding connectors to their preferred databases. Wakanda is fully industry standard compliant, including JSON, REST/HTTP, W3C, and CommonJS.
In an IDC White Paper, Al Hilwa, Program Director, Application Development Software for IDC found, "Wakanda is a well-designed end-to-end application platform that comes complete with a graphical development environment catering to modern developer requirements... The application development approach supported by Wakanda abstracts much of the complexity in developing enterprise applications rapidly and productively." ("IDC White Paper, sponsored by 4D Inc., Wakanda: Blending Traditional Developer Productivity with Modern Web Architecture and Standards, October 2011.")
Availability and Pricing
Wakanda production release is available immediately, and is offered in two editions: the open source community edition (Scout), and a commercial edition (Warrior).
The community version of Wakanda is available free of charge and can be downloaded at www.wakanda.org/downloads. A monthly subscription for the commercial license and developer support starts at $35 per month for one developer, and includes free royalty, unlimited deployment rights, plus premium forum access. Developers and businesses can purchase Wakanda subscriptions at http://store.4d.com/wakanda/
About 4D, Inc.
A global leader in business software development solutions for over 25 years, 4D provides integrated platforms that simplify and speed up the development and deployment of Web, Mobile, Desktop, and Client-Server Business Applications. 4D solutions and development tools are used in more than 70 countries, count millions of end users and over 10,000 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). 4D is located in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit www.4D.com or call 1-408-557-4600.