A long-overlooked computer language is poised to make a big splash on the Web and in mobile apps.
It first showed up deep inside everyday Web browsers, not particularly sleek or efficient, rarely making itself known. Lately, though, it has broken out of its original nesting place and swarmed across the Web, infiltrating server after server, app after app, smartphone after smartphone.
Perhaps the biggest hurdle for newcomers will be mastering Wakanda's model-driven architecture (MDA) approach to designing apps. But from what I understand of it, 4D has tried to facilitate that with its range of visual design tools.
Pricing? The open-source version of Wakanda will continue to be available for downloading at no charge. The commercial version will cost $35 a month per developer seat, with the license covering an unlimited number of apps, servers, and users. Finally, plans are afoot to launch a PaaS version of Wakanda.