So many changes, and so long no update - not good!
Oh boy, have we forgotten to update you all on the latest awesome features in Strolch! There are over 123 commits since the last tag 1.3.0, so that alone merits a new blog post.
Currently the latest tag is 1.5.5, but this version is actually already quite old, as it was created on 31. January 2017 and there are 53 new commits ahead of the tag.
Enough of all the commits, lets get to the new features:
To summarize, execution and reporting are the two new features that make Strolch really awesome! We use execution to perform a number of actions on a remote device connected to a Strolch agent through WebSockets. This allows serial and parallel execution of actions and of course locking of concurrently used resources.
In an enterprise world reports can never be missed, so we needed an API to create reports. Of course that API was created in a way that all things are done in Strolch: generically. Thus a report is created as a Resource, defining the report object, columns and any relevant joins.
And one of the really cool things is that we have started with a UI for Strolch. There is now an Inspector with which the entire data model of a running agent can be seen. This inspector is built using Polymer and WebComponents and thus can be easily embedded in your application.
To simplify tasks in a web project, there is also a StrolchJs repository where certain Strolch specific things are handled e.g. querying the authenticated user’s roles etc.
The release of the next Strolch version isn’t defined yet, as we are internally building a project on all these changes and with the release 1.0.0 of that project (which will be soon), we shall perform the next release of Strolch.
Until then, happy coding!