Enfocus Announces New Release To Enhance Print Services


The new release of Switch 2020 is for the creators, the makers, and the builders. Administrators are given more powerful tools and the freedom to design automation that allows businesses to work their own way. 

‘Two of the biggest feature additions will make Switch flow creation more powerful than ever,’ said Toon Van Rossum, Enfocus Product Manager. ‘Putting more resources into the hands of Switch automation creators leads to more integration flexibility, more custom development possibilities, and more opportunity for the fruition of ideas. Switch is being positioned as the epicentre for the automation revolution. Creators are free to rebel against the ‘out of the box’ solutions and truly build outside of the box automation.’

Scripting with Node.js

JavaScript has always been an essential part of Switch. It is used to build custom elements and integrations, to calculate values for element properties, and to make routing decisions on connections. All available Switch Elements, including apps and configurators, are created using the Switch JavaScript coding environment.

Like all technologies, JavaScript constantly evolves. New features are constantly added but also syntax is constantly evolving. With the Switch 2020 Spring release, modern scripting features and a modern JavaScript syntax is now supported when writing Switch scripts. It makes sense to use Node.JS as the JavaScript environment as it brings a lot of additional value to scriptwriters.

Previously, if users wanted to dive into scripting for Switch, their resources were limited to Switch specific training material. As Node.js is one of the most popular JavaScript environments available, it comes with a lot of educational resources. No longer do you need to learn JavaScript for Switch. All Node.js experience is applicable in Switch now.

NPM, The Node Package Manager

Consider it an app store for scriptwriters. When writing Switch scripts, users now have access to all available node.js packages available on NPM. NPM contains over 800,000 code packages and almost all of them are compatible with Switch Scripts, starting with the Switch 2020 Spring release.

Tools for developers

Developers can use their preferred IDE. Instead of using the Switch Scripter environment to create their Switch Scripts, they can now use their preferred editor, debugger, and other development tools.

Flow viewer

One of the most requested features, the Flow Viewer is not only a viewer, but also gives users access to annotations. Add remarks, questions and extra information to more complicated flows quickly and easily. Creators can produce better flow documentation. They can record and communicate flow processes more accurately.

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