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by Gerton Leijdekker Improve your end users' web experience: Introducing Uniface UX and UX Interface The Uniface R&D team is pleased to share two new experimental features - the Uniface UX and the UX Interface - to greatly impact your web application development. We've designed these features to help you quickly and easily redefine the end-user experience of your web applications. Using the Uniface UX and the UX Interface, developers have out-of-the-box tools to meet the high expectations of today's end users and create graphically rich, modern, and highly customized web applications easily. Uniface UX: Redefining the Out-of-the-Box ...
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Author: Weiye Li In the fast-paced world of software development, efficiency and convenience are paramount. As a low code application development platform , Uniface has been a trusted tool for many developers ; however , sometimes there can be inconvenience : the absence of a built-in random function . But today, we are happy to introduce you to the solution to this inconvenience: the new $random function . The Past: Uniface's Random Conundrum For a while, Uniface developers faced a common challenge : the lack of a built-in random function to generate random values. This limitation meant ...
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by Dongbo Zhang We are excited to announce a significant update to the Uniface ProcScript language that brings powerful new features to enhance both the security and efficiency of your applications. Our commitment to providing you with top-notch solutions has driven us to integrate Base64URL encoding and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECIES, ECDSA, and Ed25519) into $encode and $decode functions. Base64URL Encoding: Simplifying Data Handling Base64URL encoding is a URL-safe variant of the traditional Base64 encoding. It allows you to represent binary data safely in text format, making it ideal for use in URLs, JSON, and other contexts where you ...
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The Rocket Uniface Roadshow 2023, recently held in multiple cities across Europe, including Paris, France; Bregenz, Austria; Utrecht, The Netherlands; and Birmingham, United Kingdom, was a huge success. Customers experienced the latest advancements in Uniface technology through informative sessions, interactive demos, and networking opportunities with fellow industry experts. In case you couldn’t join us at the Uniface Roadshow or simply wish to revisit the presentations with your colleagues, we’ve made it easy. You can now download the presentation decks from our Uniface User Library on the Rocket Forum . Here are some of the topics we covered: ...
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by Jonke Korzelius We are excited to share with you an enhancement in the IDE. In our continuous effort to improve your development experience we have introduce d a set of convenient keyboard shortcuts. These shortcuts will empower you to navigate and execute actions swiftly, making your development workflow even more efficient. Keyboard combinations explained With the new keyboard shortcuts, you can : Navigate to the U - Bar : Quickly jump to the Main U - Bar with a simple keyboard combination , Alt+D . Close the current or all Editor tab s : Easily ...
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by Anastasios Chatziioannou Accessibility is a topic that is often overlooked, as it affects a small percentage of an average product's users. There are, however, numerous benefits to improving an application's accessibility. Easily accessible applications can reach a wider range of users, enhancing the application's inclusivity and reach. Visual ability, something that can change as we age, drives us to accommodate all users. Aside from the ethical side of accessibility, there are also compliance issues on the legal side, as both European and US digital accessibility standards become stricter. The Uniface lab has been working extensively on improving ...
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By Jasper de Keijzer Introduction Welcome to the first in a series of blogs about code editor enhancements we are implementing within the Uniface IDE. In this series, we will share with you some of the features and improvements that we are working on to make your coding experience more productive and enjoyable. The first thing we are implementing is block commenting. Block commenting allows you to quickly comment out or uncomment a selected block of code with a single keystroke or menu command. This can be especially useful when you want to temporarily disable or enable a section of code for testing or debugging purposes. Block commenting works for ProcScript, ...
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Unlock the Power of Rocket Uniface Development with Our New Rocket Shorts by: Jason Huggins, D irector of Enablement & Education at Rocket Software In today’s world of so lution development, staying current is crucial. Learning has evolved beyond traditional classroom settings, becoming more dynamic, accessible, and engaging than ever before. An innovative approach that is gaining popularity is the use of "Video Shorts" . These short , focused videos are transforming the way we acquire knowledge, enabling us to learn efficiently and effectively in bite-sized portions. ...
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by Jonke Korzelius With patch 10.4.02.028, we have reintroduced and enhanced the ability to Insert multiple Fields, in one go, onto Forms and Reports to give you a quick start to designing your layout. For those who remember, the Uniface 9 development tool had a feature known as ‘Load Fields’ where you could Load Fields into an empty Entity; with version 10, you can add Fields to an Entity with items already painted (other Fields or child Entities). If there is not enough room for the Fields you are trying to Insert, the Uniface 10 IDE will not change your existing layout and cancels the action, so you need to make sure there is enough free space available ...
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By Etienne Thijsse We have recently made some modifications to the way license-related messages are delivered to your Uniface application. If your support eligibility is approaching the end or has ended, we’ve modified how this message is delivered to your application. Because this end date is normally not a concern for the end users of your application, by default, Uniface will no longer send any message about this end date; however, you can use the LM_MAINTENANCE_NOTIFICATION option in the $ license_options setting of the assignment file to override this behavior. For example: [settings] ...
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AWS Summit in Amsterdam

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Created by Anastasios Chatziioannou As part of Rocket Software's promise to deliver Modernization without Disruption, our developers actively keep up with the latest technology trends. To that end, we attended the AWS Summit in Amsterdam, one of the largest tech conferences in Amsterdam. AWS, a cloud computing platform owned and maintained by Amazon, boasts a vast number of tools and technologies implemented under one platform. At the AWS Summit, we saw how people can use the tools to create powerful applications. We also learned how those tools have evolved, including the latest trends. It comes as no surprise that Amazon's current main focus is ...
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By Jasper de Keijzer Introduction When creating or managing client-server applications, it is frequently beneficial to employ different keyboard shortcuts to increase efficiency. Although keyboard shortcuts are typically used with menus, this article investigates the utilization of keyboard shortcuts in a Uniface Windows application that doesn't have menus. The objective of this new approach is to enable end users or system administrators to modify keyboard shortcuts in the usys.ini file without accessing the application's source code. This functionality was already available for menu accelerators but ...
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by Dongbo Zhang, Sr. Software Engineer In Uniface, we utilize the Xerces library to implement various XML reading and parsing functionalities, such as xmlload, xmlvalidate, xmlToStruct, and UXMLREADER components. This update introduces several improvements and crucial security enhancements to these functionalities. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the key changes and emphasize the importance of upgrading to the latest version. · Enhanced Security The latest patch includes an updated version of the Xerces library. This patch addresses critical and high severity security issues that exist in previous versions. Security is ...
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Created by Jasper de Keijzer Introduction To improve the security of the LDAP driver on UNIX, we’ve updated the the driver to support network profiles defined in the Uniface ASN file. This means that in the NET_SETTINGS, you can define chapter ciphers and protocols in a profile; then you can refer to the profile in the driver settings. In this blog you’ll learn about what these settings do and how you can use these settings to improve the security of your environments. As a system administrator you can use the min_tls_version and the cipher_suite settings to set the minimum required protocol and cipher for the network connection, preventing ...
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Created by Ming Zhu In this blog we will explain how you install Apache Tomcat 10.1 with WRD 7.0 deployed, and how to make these work in your Uniface environment. In an earlier blog [R1] we announced that Uniface now supports all the Servlet-6.0-compliant Web application servers, like Apache Tomcat 10.1. We also explained how to use the SameSite=Strict cookie attribute in your WRD (Web Request Dispatcher) version 7.0. With the current Uniface 10.4.02 installation package, Apache Tomcat 9 and WRD 6.4 are installed by default. As of Uniface release 10.4.02.017, the WRD 7.0 jar file will be copied into the sub directory uniface/webapps/uniface/WEB-INF/lib_wrd/v7/wrd.jar ...
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Created by Jasper de Keijzer Introduction To improve security we added new driver settings for the SOAP driver. In this blog you can read more about what these settings do and how you can improve the security of your environments. As a system administrator you can use the min_tls_version and the cipher_suite settings to set the minimum required protocol and cipher for the network connection. This means that the server cannot downgrade to a non-secure TLS version or cipher during a connection negotiation. Settings The new settings are: min_tls_version = 1.1 | 1.2 ( default ) | 1.3 ...
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Created by Ming Zhu We are happy to announce to our Uniface Web Application developers that the next Uniface release will include an updated Web Request Dispatcher (WRD), version 7.0. WRD 7.0 will support the SameSite cookie, and the latest standard Jakarta Servlet 6.0. Supporting the SameSite cookies improves the security of your Web applications and helps you protect your application from some types of cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks. Jakarta Servlet 6.0 support enables you to deploy your Web application to Web application servers that support the latest standard Jakarta Servlet 6.0, for example, Apache Tomcat 10.1. In this ...
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UHTTP profile settings Created by Jasper de Keijzer , last modified on Feb 13, 2023 Introduction In this blog you will learn how to secure communication with network profiles when using the UHTTP component in your application. Security, in general, and securing the network protocols play a significant role within IT departments today, and this blog will help you secure the UHTTP communication by applying a simple network profile setting. Net Profiles , introduced with the TLS driver, have been extended to also allow central configuration of the security and encryption levels for UHTTP calls. The great thing about centralizing ...
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by Frank Doodeman We are excited to share that we've enhanced the Uniface ProcScript language with a brand new ProcScript module type called function, which will be introduced in Uniface patch version 10.4.02.016 . This new module type will help you write better isolated, self-contained, and therefore reusable code. So, why are functions needed? The Uniface ProcScript language has always had three types of modules: Triggers - modules that are executed in response to an event on a specific type of object including component, collection, occurrence, fields, or startup shell. They are declared using the trigger and webtrigger ...
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An In-Depth guide to 'Functions': Everything you need to know. Created by Frank Doodeman , last modified on Feb 13, 2023 We are excited to share that we've enhanced the Uniface ProcScript language with a brand new ProcScript module type called function, which will be introduced in Uniface patch version 10.4.02.016 . This new module type will help you write better isolated, self-contained, and therefore reusable code. So, why are functions needed? The Uniface ProcScript language has always had three types of modules: Triggers - modules that are executed in response to an event on a specific type of object including component, collection, ...
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