This section documents the new and updated features for the current release of CA Plex:
Plex IDE and WinC, WinNTC runtimes has upgraded/built with Visual Studio 2013.
As this is huge compiler upgrade, it was not possible to maintain backward compatibility due to huge difference in C run-time across compilers used.
Considering this upgrade:
Plex WinC/WinNTC variant have the following as prerequisites:
Note: For C++ application deployment – refer Product local help system (CHM files) topic ‘Deploying Windows C++ Clients’ along with following considerations.
CA Plex now provides support for the most current release of EJB. As part of this release we dropped support for EJB 1.x and 2.x as they are deprecated.
Generated EAR file from Plex can be deployed on any application server that supports EJB 3.x.
Plex EJB connector must have the following as prerequisite:
There is a new property "EJB Remote Interface" introduced in BLD file to control the EJB interface type generation. Following property needs to be added/updated in local model build configuration file (.bld) accordingly.
If EJB Remote Interface property is set to 0 then EJB interface would be of type Local and if the option is set to 1 then EJB interface would be of type Remote.
EJB Remote Interface=0 | 1
With this release Testing tool support has been extended to Java variant. Now this feature is available with WinC, C# and Java variants.
QA automation tool such as HP QTP can work with Plex generated Java client functions and can also run recorded project/scripts repeatedly using unique name (name) property against controls.
CA Plex .Net run-time have been upgraded to .Net framework 4.6. All Plex generated .Net applications will be based on .Net 4.6.
The application includes .Net client/server, WCF generator, Packager tool, Code Library Wizard, Management Console etc.
To run Plex r7.2.1 generated .Net application the prerequisite would be:
CA Plex now provides support for the most current release of SQL Server Database. For more information about the supported versions of SQL Server Database, see the CA Plex Support Compatibility Matrix.
CA Plex now supports Java 1.8. The installation has updated version of Apache ANT 1.9.4 which is based on Java 1.8.
CA Plex now provides support for the most current release of Windows Operating system. For more information see the CA Plex Support Compatibility Matrix.
Note: As per the Microsoft compatibility matrix, Windows 10 is not certified Operating System for Visual Studio 2013.
CA Plex is certified with Windows 10 with Visual Studio 2013 Professional (Update 5).
Following internal testing in CA QA labs, there were no installation issues with Visual Studio 2013 Professional (Update 5) and Plex QA regression suite was successful.
The following feature has been removed from this release: