Viewport 5.3R2 is here. And we can add to that: finally!
For well over a year, our developers have been working on this release to bring Viewport up-to-date with the latest .NET 8 technology. (Astute readers may point out that .NET 8 wasn’t even around until a month ago. While we were at it, we upgraded it to the latest available version.) It has been quietly running in beta at a few clients already — and stable, we must say!
A big shout-out to our developers for this new release. In particular to Arnold Nelisse who kicked off 5.3R2 with his first commit on 8 June 2022, and has been working on it (mostly tirelessly, sometimes happily) between all the other activities. Also thanks to Agustin for helping out and Douwe for testing everything thoroughly!
As I wrote in a previous blog post, .NET 8 brings improved performance (we noticed speed-ups of up to 40% in our test suite!) and security. It also enables us to make use of the latest technology to create the best possible product for our clients and partners.
Besides .NET 8, version 5.3R2 also has a number of new features, like
This is just the beginning, there is definitely more to come. Reach out to us if you want to give it a spin!