We have had a very successful beta release and received a lot of positive feedback. We would like to thank everyone for your contribution which helped us make the product better than ever.
As we are preparing for the GA release of 4.0, there are changes which may affect your apps. Please see the list below:
We are preparing one of the final Beta builds for Backendless 4. The build should be released early in the week of June 19th. We plan to release the service out of beta shortly after that. One of the important changes in the upcoming service update will be the introduction of deployment models. When the service is updated with that build, it will be necessary to redeploy your business logic (API Services, Event Handlers, and Timers) using the latest release of CodeRunner. If you do not do that, any existing business logic in the Backendless 4 apps will stop working.
We realize it is going to cause an inconvenience – we really wanted to avoid it. However, the service is in beta and we thought you’d cut us some slack.
As we are preparing to launch Backendless 4 out of Beta we need to perform a few maintenance tasks on our servers which will require some downtime. The 4.0 beta cluster will be unavailable on:
May 19th, between 2:00am and 6:00am US Central time (UTC-5)
The 3.x cluster and development console will not be impacted. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
The version 4 of Backendless is getting quite close to be released in Backendless Cloud. We are in the final stages of testing and it should not take very long for you to see and experience the new version online. The initial release of 4.0 in the Cloud environment will be a Beta. We anticipate to keep 4.0 in Beta for about a month. During the Beta, you will be able to create new apps in both the 3.x (the current release) as well as the 4.0 environments. We added a nice backend version toggle so you will be able to switch between the version.
Once the 4.0 is released out of Beta, it will be the default version and all new apps will be created in version 4. If you have an app in 3.x, you will still be able to run it there.
I am very excited about version 4, it is quite an enjoyable product. I am sure you will share that opinion with me once you try it out.
Please stay tuned for more updates.
p.s. the future is Codeless..