“It’s been an exciting year for DreamFactory and the thriving DreamFactory community. We released DreamFactory 2.0 and followed up with DreamFactory Enterprise. We launched new professional support plans, and we got new partnerships with Intel, Verizon, AppGyver, and more, all of which help you build and deploy your mobile, web, and IoT apps faster. We’ve got lots more coming in 2016, so thanks, stay tuned, and spread the word.”
CEO & co-founder, DreamFactory Software
DreamFactory saw enormous growth and widespread adoption in 2015. We launched two major products, DreamFactory 2.0 and DreamFactory Enterprise. We worked with Intel to simplify IoT development, Verizon to make it easier for developers to start and migrate workloads in the cloud, and AppGyver to instantly mobilize legacy data within their rapid, visual mobile development framework. Through our partnerhip with Bitnami DreamFactory can run on additional clouds. 2015 also saw the debut of DreamFactory packaged as a Docker container.
DreamFactory has a new service type that converts legacy SOAP services to REST. We also implemented the ability to create Swagger definitions for custom services. Importantly, our new Data Mesh capability allows you to create joins between any fields across multiple databases. Blogs and videos are on the way, or contact support if you want to learn more.
A renewed focus on the thriving DreamFactory community has yielded a bright and enthusiastic group of users as well as loyal support to our existing base. We’ve expanded our presence worldwide with jaunts to events in Tokyo, Bangalore, London, Berlin, Portland, Santa Clara, Riga and more.
Jessica Rose spoke about DreamFactory’s place in the open source ecosystem at the first meeting of the Kyoto Open Source meetup at Kyoto University. This English language meetup was put together by professor Shoji Kajita to bridge the gap between Japanese developers and the global open source community.
Early investment in the next generation of developers has been seeded with sponsorship and participation at HackKings London. 150 student hackers were given a range of technologies and 24 hours to create working prototypes of their best ideas. The prize for best use of DreamFactory integration went to the Music TV team who created a beautiful hack designed at making music in public spaces less horrible.
We added new Support Subscriptions for professional support and peace of mind in development and production. These address a wide variety of user scenarios and augment the rich community support options already available.
We look forward to an amazing 2016 to hearing how you’re using DreamFactory to build what’s next. Thank you all for your generous feedback and support.
The DreamFactory Team
DreamFactory 2.0 is the second generation release of DreamFactory, providing users with major enhancements to security, API customizability, performance, modularity, and scalability.
DreamFactory Enterprise is a new product that makes it easy to provision, manage, and report on multiple DreamFactory instances across the development lifecycle–all from a single management platform.
Tuts, hacks, and scrips
Noteworthy blog posts you may have missed
- DreamFactory Enterprise: Making DreamFactory Management Easy
- DreamFactory 2.0 released in to the wild
- REST and DreamFactory in the Internet of Things: a winning combination
- Scaling DreamFactory for High-Volume Deployments
- How to Securely Mobilize Data Using a REST API Backend
- SOA is Not a Mobile Backend
- Why DreamFactory Embraces Open Source
Twitter highlights from @dfsoftwareinc
Our favorite response to Dev Survey question, “How has DreamFactory helped you?” pic.twitter.com/WzFtHWlqUd— DreamFactory (@dfsoftwareinc) December 10, 2015
Important Slack convo of the year