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Unleashing the power of Lucene on your code

Today we are releasing another important update to CWAB. The Lucene search engine is now integrated into CWAB providing powerful search functionality to users.

This is an initial integration of lucene, currently indexing is a manual process done by right-clicking a file/folder and selecting Index. In the future automated indexing would be added.

In addition, the app creation process has been significantly improved. It used to take up to two minutes to create an app, that process is now much improved by moving most of the app creation process to the background.
We've also added alpha-level integration of the NetRexx language.
CWAB uses the excellent CodeMirror editor. For syntax highlighting we used the Go language mode as a starting point and added the NetRexx keywords. Unfortunately we don't have the resources at the moment to devote to building a fully functional NetRexx mode, but if anyone wants to do that, we'll be happy to integrate.

We also integrated the JSR-223 implementation of NetRexx so that it can be used to build applications on the CWAB platform. Unfortunately the current implementation is quite buggy. We encounter classloader issues when certain objects where placed on the CWAB argument map. Basically there is a problem dealing with objects bounded to JSR-223 scripting engine. In general the behavior seems erratic.

We are tentatively including NetRexx support by default, however depending on interest level we may relegate NetRexx support to optional, meaning a user would have to manually enable support.


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