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EA 16
« on: August 26, 2021, 12:44:32 pm »
I see EA is going to be announced.
Do we have any idea of the release timeline?
I was just about to embark on our annual (and expensive) packaging of EA and I'd delay it if ...
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Re: EA 16
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2021, 02:23:38 pm »
No idea for sure but I would guess it would be that week they announce it.
I do have recollection of an email recently about V16 in Sept but can't find it.
Strangely no beta's released this time for us to try out.
Does explain why their support has been unresponsive to priority requests. They've clearly been all doing the beta testing of v16
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Re: EA 16
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2021, 07:23:41 am »
Remembered where I'd seen it now, V16.0 is being announced on 7th Sept at EA Summit.
https://www.eaglobalsummit.com/
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Re: EA 16
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2021, 01:32:41 pm »
I attended the webinar for the introduction to Sparx Enterprise Architect V16 today and looks like a lot of hard work has been going on behind the scenes. It was also mentioned that a Beta will  be available shortly. I won't spoil the announcement and say what is coming in the new version you'll just have to wait. The webinar should be being put up on YouTube and the Webinar area of the Sparx website sometime soon so watch out for it.
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Re: EA 16
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2021, 02:41:32 pm »
I saw the webinar too, and asked a few questions which I am hoping will be answered. Certainly a lot of advancement with 64 bit and a migration path for EAP, but the direction seems to me to be emphasizing the development platform aspects.
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Re: EA 16
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2021, 03:58:39 pm »
I saw the webinar too, and asked a few questions which I am hoping will be answered. Certainly a lot of advancement with 64 bit and a migration path for EAP, but the direction seems to me to be emphasizing the development platform aspects.
I agree.  But then, the whole industry is going that way...

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Re: EA 16
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2021, 07:50:36 pm »
Was up late too, to watch the announcement and I agree with you. Seems to me, that EA 16 is primarily a tech/platform/foundation update focusing on the EA platform itself to create a stable platform for future development and features.

Looking forward to try the Beta when it hits the streets next week.

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Re: EA 16
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2021, 12:20:36 am »
My 2cents,

Moving to Sqlite for local databases is going to be a real game changer. SQLite has database diff and merge tooling out of the box, there is even some git support for it somewhere. Sharing models and settings alongside source code, branching and merging models and settings across projects for small teams. All sorts of fun. As SQLite tooling is available on pretty much every platform, copies of model databases can potentially be used as a source artifacts or configuration artifacts by downstream tools, without the need to spin up an EA instance or export any XML...

It also looks like the desktop is including more Javascript driven UI components... Will we see a true cross platform EA? An Electron based Desktop version that uses Prolaborate UI technology?


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Re: EA 16
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2021, 09:03:41 pm »
WHAT WHAT WHAT?  EA 16 will support SQLite for its repository?  If so I'm buying!!!!  TAKE MY MONEY!!

I requested SQlite a few times via email and on this forum... did not watch the announcement but can anyone confirm?  Will the repository support SQLite in-memory database so that very large models can be imported very quickly?

My 2cents,

Moving to Sqlite for local databases is going to be a real game changer. SQLite has database diff and merge tooling out of the box, there is even some git support for it somewhere. Sharing models and settings alongside source code, branching and merging models and settings across projects for small teams. All sorts of fun. As SQLite tooling is available on pretty much every platform, copies of model databases can potentially be used as a source artifacts or configuration artifacts by downstream tools, without the need to spin up an EA instance or export any XML...

It also looks like the desktop is including more Javascript driven UI components... Will we see a true cross platform EA? An Electron based Desktop version that uses Prolaborate UI technology?

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Re: EA 16
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2021, 07:05:44 am »
Hi

Check the EA 16 presentation video. SQLite is mentioned roughly 6:30 mins into it. https://youtu.be/XTK9B9wof0g

WHAT WHAT WHAT?  EA 16 will support SQLite for its repository?  If so I'm buying!!!!  TAKE MY MONEY!!

I requested SQlite a few times via email and on this forum... did not watch the announcement but can anyone confirm?  Will the repository support SQLite in-memory database so that very large models can be imported very quickly?

My 2cents,

Moving to Sqlite for local databases is going to be a real game changer. SQLite has database diff and merge tooling out of the box, there is even some git support for it somewhere. Sharing models and settings alongside source code, branching and merging models and settings across projects for small teams. All sorts of fun. As SQLite tooling is available on pretty much every platform, copies of model databases can potentially be used as a source artifacts or configuration artifacts by downstream tools, without the need to spin up an EA instance or export any XML...

It also looks like the desktop is including more Javascript driven UI components... Will we see a true cross platform EA? An Electron based Desktop version that uses Prolaborate UI technology?

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Re: EA 16
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2021, 01:06:31 pm »
Great, thanks very much Wivel!

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Re: EA 16
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2021, 07:44:47 pm »
My 2cents,

Moving to Sqlite for local databases is going to be a real game changer. SQLite has database diff and merge tooling out of the box, there is even some git support for it somewhere. Sharing models and settings alongside source code, branching and merging models and settings across projects for small teams. All sorts of fun. As SQLite tooling is available on pretty much every platform, copies of model databases can potentially be used as a source artifacts or configuration artifacts by downstream tools, without the need to spin up an EA instance or export any XML...

It also looks like the desktop is including more Javascript driven UI components... Will we see a true cross platform EA? An Electron based Desktop version that uses Prolaborate UI technology?

Pure DB Merge will not be helpful - similar to XMI Textbase Merge - but we work on a LemonTree with SQL Lite support as we speak - and we have tools that make those artifacts available in the pipeline aswell

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Re: EA 16
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2021, 08:09:14 am »
Yes indeed it looks so good. I'm really excited now the beta has been released and we can try it  out.
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Re: EA 16
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2021, 11:14:48 pm »
While on the subject of v16, its also worth considering the Javascript environment, now that it is the only (?) supported scripting language.

I have not checked v16 out yet, but when i was playing with the upgraded EA 15 Javascript engine (Mozilla Gecko), i found it had a working Web Assembly capability (WASM). v15 did not expose any mechanism for loading external WASM binaries, so did not explore further.

Can i suggest that v16 makes the WASM capability available for addon/scriptlet development?

Potential benefits:
* WASM as a compile target is supported by a fairly comprehensive set of languages and transpiler toolchains.
* WASM is 32/64bit, Arm/Intel, OS and OS version independent.
* WASM is a compiled artifact, so commercial addons are not easily reverse-engineerable.
* a WASM addon binary could be distributed with an MDG.
* scriptlets could use transpiled WASM support libraries. (Potentially usable in browser based views)

I think WASM support has potential, even if only released as an experimental feature.



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Re: EA 16
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2021, 02:26:42 am »
While on the subject of v16, its also worth considering the Javascript environment, now that it is the only (?) supported scripting language.

I haven't read that only Javascript is supported in v16. Where did you find that info?

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