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New Release: DataFlex 2020 Alpha 1

April 7, 2020

With great excitement, we announce the availability of the Alpha 1 release of DataFlex 2020!

DataFlex 2020 allows developers to build 64-bit and 32-bit applications in the Studio and to use and integrate Unicode - the global standard for character data. The Alpha 1 release enables developers to learn, migrate, develop and test the new capabilities - get started now!

For an overview of DataFlex 2020, watch Harm Wibier’s 2019 "Project NextGen" presentation. For the latest feature additions delivered in the Alpha 1 release since the Technology Preview, see this forum post.

While considerable investment has been made in the "continuity" for which DataFlex is well known, some changes are required to take advantage of both 64-bit and Unicode. The Alpha 1 release, which includes most planned features and enhancements, is the ideal version to begin converting existing 32-bit DataFlex applications to 64-bit and adopting Unicode in applications.

Also note that a wealth of 64-bit and Unicode knowledge gained by early adopters of last November’s DataFlex 2020 Technology Preview is already available in the "DataFlex 2020 Testing" forum.

To get started:

  • Download DataFlex 2020 Alpha 1
  • Read the "What’s New" section of the documentation which includes...
    • Step-by-step instructions on everything from initial experimentation though application migration
    • Deep technical detail on using Unicode and 64-bit in DataFlex 2020
  • Share your experience and feedback in the testing forum!