New features enhance developer efficiency and provide new search options.
A new customization model enables you to extend a component rather than to make a copy and customize this, although the old way is still possible.
There are 3 extension types available:
Extensions should be much more robust in migration scenarios.
The web application status is now visible showing whether the application is in development or production mode. In development mode technical exception messages will be displayed, while in production system still only user-friendly messages are displayed. In development mode additional information regarding the database connection is available via a menu item on the web page. Also logging is much more comprehensive.
In the preview pane, you can now launch the web page with different browsers as long as they are installed.
Other features include changing to pad view and changing the language without logging out and in again.