Among its features: content management, CRUD, database connectivity, calendars, charts, security and easy customization using Groovy.
A wizard allows the developer to create a web application by connecting to an existing database quickly and easily. Watch the videos for usage examples.
In the Administration section
- The wizard is much faster on large databases because it avoids wasteful repetitions of the schema analysis phase (which can possibly take minutes).
- The wizard now asks whether to create a calendar page or not if you select the manual generation strategy in the 4th step.
- The application settings page, where you can set the application name, skin, and landing page, now works properly.
- Saving a table or a column now correctly resets existing database setups; as a result, all modifications are immediately picked up as expected.
- The Tables section has been fixed in multiple places to avoid double submit, duplicated information messages, and other minor problems.
- Columns of String type can now be marked as "file blobs" (@FileBlob annotation), i.e. they are automatically handled by Portofino as blobs stored on the file system. Before, you could not set up a column like that without manually editing the XML model.
- In the login form, a bug has been fixed that prevented OpenID provider icons from showing in certain cases.
- The many-to-many page action has a new option to show the checkboxes arranged in a vertical layout.
- Accessibility: in many-to-many pages, checkboxes can be checked/unchecked by clicking on their label.
- On PostgreSQL, the NUMERIC type without explicit precision and scale is now handled correctly by mapping it to a Java BigDecimal, not BigInteger.
- Custom string-encoded boolean values (e.g., Y/N) are now handled correctly in HQL queries: where prop = true works as expected.
- It is now easier to create new skins by copying the built-in ones, because a number of hard-coded paths were removed.
- Portofino does not put null values in the logging MDC. This made some application servers upset (notably JBoss 7).
- Some JSP pages that were no longer used have been removed from the project.