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18 news about GeneXus 18

GeneXus 18 is the first release of significance by GeneXus following the pandemic. The new version is based on strategies meant to enhance the experience of developers, clients and the digital solution or ecosystem, while achieving more adaptability than ever before.

Below is a detail of the 18 most outstanding news about GeneXus 18, revealed by GeneXus Product Manager
Armin Bachmann in his presentation -entitled
GeneXus 18: what is new in the best Software Development Platform– during the latest edition of
Enterprise Low-Code 2022:


GeneXus 18 will enable the possibility of building
Super Apps and Mini Apps from scratch, or even transform native apps, developed manually and with any technology different from GeneXus, into
Super Apps. “This will allow clients the chance to explore new business models, as well as new experiences and architectures.”


It also includes the Mini Apps Center, that is, the catalog where the Mini Apps will be published, and from where authorizations will be requested for including them in any given Super App.


The new version contains a new Design System called
Unanimo that is pre-installed with GeneXus to attain consistency throughout the entire solution. Unanimo is also flexible, customizable and extendable, allowing the possibility to create new components and extend the existing components.”


To reduce friction in the
DesignOps process, it is now possible to import designs from Figma and Sketch, with high fidelity in relation to the original design.


Additionally, the
Design System object has been included to model Design Systems and achieve high definition and consistency in web and mobile design.


New user interface controls and graphs have also been added.


The new version allows the dynamization of chatbot flows through scripted dynamic chatbots.


In what concerns technology in the frontend, it will be possible to create modern apps for Angular 14, iOS 14 and Android 13.


“Regarding cloud issues, it will be possible to build modern and secure complex architectures that are highly scalable and take in the maximum potential of the main cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM Cloud®, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle, among others.”


“It will also be possible to generate solutions for the latest .NET and Java technology, and compile and manage packages like Nuget, Gradle and Maven.


Clients will benefit from the functionalities of cloud containerization and orchestration, deploying in Docker and Kubernetes.


“In relation to security, the component
GeneXus Access Manager (GAM), which is integrated in GeneXus, now includes all protocols necessary to connect to the market’s leading identity providers.”


The GAM is also into the trend of getting rid of passwords, by supporting biometric authentication or multiple-factor authentication.”


“From now on, GeneXus applications will have Dynamo DB support, and we are working towards the Cosmos DB support.”


In order to reinforce knowledge modeling, modules have been empowered so that they may be packed and shared with other teams or with the rest of the community. The automatic management of dependencies among modules has also been included.


To speed up prototyping cycles, the new Launchpad was added for allowing clients to test their APIs directly from the GeneXus IDE.


As far as
DevOps are concerned, an update was performed on all tools that aid in automating the life cycle of solutions: GeneXus Server, GXtest and MSBuild.


Solutions may now be integrated with Azure DevOps, in addition to Jenkins.

If you want to learn more, we invite you to watch all the presentations related to GeneXus 18 in the following areas:

GeneXus, software to make software

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