What Makes RapidBIZ Different
Totally Standard Browser Delivered Development and Delivery
RapidBIZ supports all major browsers for app development and deployed application usage. When you create apps with RapidBIZ, there is no need to do extensive testing with other browsers. There is no function a developer needs to perform that can't be done in a standard browser.
Drag and Drop Smart Screen Designer
The drag and drop designer allows you to design your screen with traditional or responsive without writing any code and provides a preview mode at any point in the design. RapidBIZ provides a number of optional abilities to style your screen according to style guidelines you may have. Smart features reduce or eliminate the code you need to write - like a SAVE button, when dragged on, knows what to do when it's clicked - without writing any code.
Extensive Code Libraries - Extensive Reuse Capability
RapidBIZ provides a library of predefined functions that are callable using a predefined js function name, where you only need to provide the parameters. The functions are available to the developer if they need to enhance or modify for their specific needs; or they can write their own functions that can reside in the code library to be used by the rest of their development team. There is no concept of compiling code in RapidBIZ - simply add the function and see it work for the user.
Deployment via Docker Containers
RapidBIZ and the applications developed in it are deploy-able via Docker Containers. Take advantage of Kubernetes and OpenShift to scale and manage applications created in RapidBIZ. You can deploy multiple dependent applications with the RapidBIZ runtime in a single Docker, selecting the target deployment database - giving you the capability to offer your applications directly to end users - similar in the way apps are purchased and run on mobile devices - it's really that simple.
You can use any database to develop and deploy applications. Databases supported are: DB2, DB2 for IBM i , My SQL, PostGreSQL, Microsoft SQL and Oracle. Each of these databases are considered "native" - meaning you can develop with one database and deploy to another without changing the application. So when you deploy an application via a Docker, all you need to do is select the database container you want to use to deploy the production application.
Integrated Workflow Engine
The RapidBIZ workflow engine is a robust, drag and drop, point and click feature that automatically generates a json object that runs on server side java. You can create workflows that incorporate data from other applications via web services, other databases or even existing java code. It supports a variety of functions including parallel workflows, and stop and wait. Couple this the smart screens and you can build new applications while taking advantage of unique legacy processes.
Translation of Screens and Messages Made Easy
Translation of screens and messages is offered at both the screen and entire application level. If your application has the need to be deployed in multiple languages and you are proficient in the language (other then English), you can easily add the translation to the screens as the application is developed. Or dump all screen and message content to a spreadsheet and have knowledgeable translators complete the task. Either way you choose, it's easy.
Use and Integrate Virtually Anything in your Applications
RapidBIZ provides support for the RESTful and SOAP API's/Web Services via Web Connect. Data Connect supports jdbc and jdni to external data sources that can be integrated into the new applications. Java Connects allows incorporation of existing JAR's into the RapidBIZ environment so you can take advantage of existing code processes in your new apps.
No New Languages to Learn
There are no new languages to learn. RapidBIZ takes advantage of standards languages, Java, JS and Jquery, CSS, HTML, HTML5 when you need to write detailed code. RapidBIZ provides many standard functions, but in all cases a developer can either enhance provided code, supplement provided code or write new code.
How customers use it
Operating System: CentOS, RHEL 7/8, IBM i, AIX Web Server: Open Liberty, or Liberty Core, or Apache TomCat; Database: ** DB2, DB2 for IBM i, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS SQL; ** RapidBIZ has a universal database, meaning you can choose the database and can later switch databases transparent to the application or deployment method - meaning no change required.
Min HW Config (x86): 2 CPU's Min Memory (x86): 2 GB Min Disk: 20 GB
Operating System: CentOS, RHEL 7/8, IBM i, AIX Min HW Config (x86): 2 CPU's Min Memory (x86): 2 GB Min Disk: 20 GB