This weekend we rolled out an update to your Visual Builder Studio that includes cool new features to help you improve and accelerate the way you develop applications. Read the rest of this post to learn about the key new features. Quick note – Developers who are still working with the designer in Visual Builder, rather than the one available in Visual Builder Studio, can expect these features to show up in their environments early 2022, when new versions of Visual Builder and Oracle Integration Cloud will roll out. When those roll out the server dependent features such as new business objects features will be enabled too.
Fragments enhance both modularity and reusability for your web application development process. Developers can now create fragments – that is, complete user interfaces and logic components – and include them in other pages in the application. Fragments allow you to modularize your page so developers can work on separate sections of the page – each developed as a fragment – that you then assemble together. In addition, fragments provide an easy way to develop reusable UI functionality that can be incorporated into multiple pages. Fragments accept parameters, which allow you to dynamically control their behavior. They can also fire up events that can be captured by the containing pages to facilitate passing data outside of the fragment.
Data-First UI Design
Up until now, developers created a page by dropping UI components from the Components palette onto the page, then hooking them up to data. Now you can start with the data endpoints, which show up in a new Data Palette, drag them to the page, and let Visual Builder Studio create the UI components for you. For example, if you have a REST endpoint that returns a collection of data, you can drag and drop it into the page to directly create a table or list. Similarly, if you have a POST endpoint that creates a record, just drag and drop it onto the page, and we’ll create a form with the various fields from the payload already mapped for you. This greatly accelerates the way pages are created.
The new version of Visual Builder lets you leverage Oracle JET 11, which added many new features. One such feature is a stable JET theme, which enables you to override the default Redwood look and feel with your own styles, while being assured that your changes won’t be overridden by future changes to the Redwood standards. Read the complete article here.
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