When I joined the products team at fme AG back in 2011, we had just released version 3.2 of our migration-center and we were already thinking about a new major release (“4.0”) with a modernized architecture and a new client application.
10 years and three attempts later, we are finally close to release the new web client for migration-center. Why did this take so long? Well, we are a rather small team of eight software developers, QA and support agents and we had to learn the hard way that maintaining and continuing development of such a complex software AND rebuilding large parts of the software with a new architecture from scratch is not possible. Thus, we decided to modernize migration-center step by step and focus on a new web client first. This new webUI is a real milestone for us and our customers, since it will allow us to provide a state-of-the-art user interface and to add many new features to migration-center in the future.