WARNING: This blog entry was imported from my old blog on blogs.sun.com (which used different blogging software), so formatting and links may not be correct.
Stop the presses - Creator 2 has been launched! Having spent an enormous number of hours on it (and blood, sweat and tears - tears of joy that is), it feels great to finally draw the line in the sand and declare it done. Yes, we have more features to do. Yes, we have more performance work to do. But the product has made a huge leap forwards from Creator 1, and can really make web application development trivial, even for developers completely unfamiliar with J2EE and web programming in general.
I could mention the new stuff in Creator 2 here - but the
Creator web site
has been redesigned for the launch of Creator 2 and is a great resource to take a look at. Be sure to view the flash demo of the product, and read the feature list. I mentioned some awards last week.
Most importantly, download the bits and try the product! It's free!!! Once you do, make sure you look at the Learning part of the web site - there are tons of tutorials and tips that tell you how to do all kinds of things - from navigation to validation to database CRUD to portlets to webservices to AJAX and on and on!
Here's a toast to all who contributed to Creator 2, not just the Creator team and management but all our users, beta testers, reviewers and others who have provided feedback. Cheers! Skål! On to Creator 3!