Friday, September 18, 2015

DreamFactory 2.0 Beta Now Available on Bitnami!

We have released Bitnami DreamFactory 2.0 beta so our users can have a first glance at the new functions it has to offer. We are providing an opportunity for our users to easily test it out in the cloud, natively, or as a virtual machine. DreamFactory would love Bitnami users’ feedback as they work on their final release.

DreamFactory has added many new features with the 2.0 beta release, and they are providing direct access to support engineers through their testing program. Be sure to sign up for their beta program here after launching the app. The list below shows just a few of the changes that have been made with DreamFactory 2.0.

  • Easy integration with Active Directory and LDAP.
  • Easy integration with Facebook, Twitter, Google, and GitHub OAuths.
  • More flexible role-based access controls. End users can now have different security permissions for different apps.
  • More flexible authentication with JSON web tokens (JWT) and API keys. You can now set session timeout rules, authenticate users with usernames and passwords, make APIs public, or distribute API keys to specific developers.
API Customizability
  • Implement and automatically document RESTful APIs from scratch with custom scripts.
  • Customize API business logic with server-side scripting in either JavaScript or PHP, with additional languages to follow.
  • Improved API configuration UI for building custom APIs.
Modularity & Scalability
  • Fully modular architecture re-built using the Laravel PHP framework.
  • Install only the packages you need.
  • Use either NGINX or Apache web server (we like NGINX).
  • Pick default SQL database of choice (no longer limited to MySQL).
  • MongoDB is pre-installed and the REST API for Mongo is ready to go “out of the box”.
  • Higher scalability and performance for large-scale transactional mobile and IoT applications.

With this beta, DreamFactory is looking for your support to give as much feedback as possible. Their support engineers will help you get started with DreamFactory 2.0 beta, and will help you upgrade if you already have a running version. 

Launch Bitnami DreamFactory 2.0 beta in just a few clicks as Installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images (VMs), or cloud images!

If you are an existing DreamFactory user and would like to see how to upgrade to DreamFactory 2.0 beta, see our wiki page here for easy-to-follow instructions.