I didn’t get the chance to sit through this introductory talk in full, but I did jot a few notes down. I haven’t been able to use RAD v7 yet – these notes are probably not news to most people, but they were of interest to me.
Due to various improvements, RAD 7 has better size and performance characteristics than 6. It is based on Eclipse 3.2.1 running on JDK 5.
The Web Diagram view has been completely redesigned and enhanced.
Ajax is supported inasmuch as the JSF components have Ajax behaviours and do not force page reloads. Graphical portlet development is supported.
The XML Schema editor by default attempts to restrict choices to guide users towards best practices in creating schema definitions – the advanced view exposes all schema functions.