Crust releases Corteza 2021.9, including internationalization, Integration Gateway and much more.

Cork, Ireland, 11 October 2021.

Crust Technology, the driving force behind the open-source low-code platform Corteza, is excited to announce a new major release: Corteza 2021.9. This release adds loads of new functionality to Corteza. Highlights of this release are added support for internationalization, an Integration Gateway, a new reporting tool, the ability to export and import complete applications create with the low-code platform and an improved UI.

New features and improvement in Corteza 2021.9

Added support for internationalization

Corteza 2021.9 allows you to translate the user interface and any low-code application you build, including locale-specific numbers and date-time formatting. Once translated, the user can select his/her preferred language in the user settings, and use Corteza in their own language. Corteza can have multiple languages activated, which means that each user can see Corteza in their own language, even though they are working in the same app.

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Accessibility is a promise we’re keeping.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) states accessibility addresses discriminatory aspects related to equivalent user experience for people with disabilities. Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can equally perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with websites and tools. It also means that they can contribute equally without barriers.

Actively building and managing the Corteza platform, it quickly became apparent that we’re not 100% following our mission and dream of building a Digital Work Platform for Humanity if we don’t address the accessibility requirements and make our product usable and available to everyone.

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Corteza Gateway

Corteza, the leading open-source low-code development platform just had the first release of its routing and processing gateway for HTTP requests and I’m here to tell you all about it.

As an ongoing effort, the plan for this routing subsystem has always been

  • to minimize the effort in adding dynamic routes with any validation
  • to be able to connect the routing possibilities with most of the Corteza subsystem
  • to take the developer-first approach in modular architecture and data flow transparency

During our development processes and via a wide range of our client’s proposals and business requirements, we quickly noticed we outgrew the possibilities Corteza offered via it’s sink feature.

Sink allowed a Corteza developer to detect incoming HTTP requests on a fixed route via a generated signature wrapped in query parameters and provide the request to the automation scripts.

But having only one route with limited capabilities to validate query parameters, headers and have an overview of the amount of incoming data fell short.

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Corteza — OAuth2.0

The Corteza platform is a free and open-source low-code platform used to build and develop an organization’s key applications, with ease of use in a developer-friendly fashion.

Corteza is API-centric, meaning that you can achieve almost everything via API endpoints.

These key applications operate within a business to promote growth and improve productivity whilst protecting your organisation’s privacy and protected information. This version of Corteza implements the OAuth2.0 authentication framework, which allows for internal and external authentication. Read more

Running Corteza on a local machine

This is a guide on how to run Corteza on a local machine, describing steps needed to achieve that and how repositories are connected on the backend and frontend. More information about Corteza you can find in the official documentation.
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How Do I Choose a Development Platform?

Low-code development has quickly emerged as a leader in the software application development industry, with numerous benefits that many businesses are taking advantage of. According to Gartner, more than 65% of all application development will be performed by low-code application platforms by 2024. 

However, due to the numerous low-code application development platforms available in the market today, choosing the right software solution can prove to be difficult. 

The low-code platform that your business chooses to streamline and automate its various business processes should satisfy the following list of features that the right application development platform should have. 

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Crust releases Corteza 2021.3.9

Crust, the driving force behind Corteza, has released Corteza 2021.3.9. This new release includes the following updates and improvements:

Corteza Server

  • Workflow stability improvements
  • External authentication provider registration fixes

Corteza JS libraries

  • Fixed broken $authUser and authToken

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Crust releases Corteza 2021.3.8

Crust, the driving force behind Corteza, has released Corteza 2021.3.8. This new release includes the following updates and improvements:

Corteza Server

  • Fixed XSS sanitization on text fields
  • Fixed workflow boot-time race condition with settings notification
  • Workflow handler closure fix
  • Refactored workflow execution – race condition prevention

Corteza Web applications (clients)

Corteza Workflow:

  • Force users to save workflows before building them
  • Fixed onInterval and onTimestamp trigger constraints

Corteza Low Code:

  • Throttle record manipulation API calls

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A Road Map Towards Digital Sovereignty

Digital sovereignty and privacy are becoming an increasing priority as digital and online technology continue to evolve and advance.

Digital sovereignty is defined as a geographical area’s ability to control the data, software and hardware it relies on and creates. The convergence of information has now resulted in data becoming a valuable commodity.

For individuals, digital sovereignty refers to one’s ability to own and control the handling of their data safety and privacy. Personal individual data is often collected and exploited by bigger corporations, which is unethical and an invasion of user privacy. Most users expect their country’s government to protect their digital privacy, and therefore many countries must follow a series of steps to achieve optimal digital sovereignty.

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Crust releases Corteza 2021.3.7

Crust, the driving force behind Corteza, has released Corteza 2021.3.7. This new release includes the following updates and improvements:

Corteza Server

  • Fixed record updating for modules with deleted fields
  • Fixed interaction between read-only module fields and their default values
  • Added validation for Corredor workflow steps
  • Improved record value manipulation from inside workflows
  • Improved system security

Corteza Web applications (clients)

Corteza UI libraries:

  • Added missing invoker when executing client-scripts
  • Reworked auth plugin to selectively clear localStorage

Corteza Workflow:

  • Added validation for Corredor workflow steps. Disables Corredor workflow steps if Corredor is not active; throws error if the steps are already used, but Corredor is inactive
  • Fixed input bug for deferred triggers (timestamp and interval)
  • Reordered workflow and trigger saving to conform with the back-end logic

Corteza Low Code:

  • Fixed record value validation for required, forbidden fields
  • Fixed module and chart sorting by their timestamps
  • Improved record and user selector field state management

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