After three years of research and development, Wakanda has spent several months in a private test phase with a panel of 50 early users and experts from various technological backgrounds.
Laurent Ribardière, president, founder, and CTO of 4D explains, "In light of the rapid growth of languages and components that one must master to create data-driven business applications usable on desktops, smartphones, and tablets, we sought to offer a new, simpler, and more productive approach. This project leverages our technological know-how and in-depth understanding of the needs of this market."
IT Wire journalist Peter Dinham further quotes 4D's Carle as saying, "We've released this first public version to invite developers to check it out, to be critical, alert us of the faults, and make suggestions for its evolution into a finished product. Every newborn needs a family, so we encourage developers to participate in the forum and eventually in the open source community we hope to build around Wakanda as the project continues its development."