JSON payload, HTML Forms, Sharepoint lists as a NoSQL store, OData Queryable, SyncFx for offline
sorry but this access based wave is so pre-2000.
Microsoft needs something for the next years, no a go back to RAD over Relational.
These are definitely some of the more highly asked for features, thank you very much for sharing! We are in communications and discussions with the LightSwitch team. However, please keep in mind that the LightSwitch set of tools is for professional developers, where we see Forms vNext really being mostly for Information Workers. We’ll be updating everyone on http://blogs.office.com/ with the latest when we have it to share. Also, thanks for mentioning the Bootstrap library. We are encouraging and embracing the use of any 3rd party JS library that is relevant to the app that folks are building.
Unbelievable! After these many years this is finally a feature request?
If you want to see this in action check out https://emgage.com/turbo
Jose Antonio Silva commented
Lightswitch and access sould talk? yes, and that's amazing how microsoft teams hate each other (groove, sharepoint, excel lists, access, infopath, project, lightswitch, azure mobile services, project sienna, TFS workitems, MSCRM FetchXML,...), and none of them is aligned with the ASP.NET WebAPI OData.
Comment: It's actualy a good news that the sharepoint team agreed to use Access tecnology for their new FORMS, although as I stated, I don't agree with the roadmap.
I would prefer to use some sort of FORMs equivalent to OData, a generic way to vizualize any data source / record using nice conventions, and allow for extensions to augment the UI experience using templates/snippets. Maybe the new http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn636913(v=office.15).aspx#sectionSection1 List Control and a future Form Control will just take care of any rendering requirements for ALL office lists, online and offline.
Sounds like you're describing Lightswitch. All that and RAD over relational too! The direction toward Access for Info Workers is not gonna change so you might want to vote here instead:
Carlos Miguel Silva (BindTuning.com) commented
And use Best pratices for forms http://getbootstrap.com/2.3.2/base-css.html#forms so they are easy to brand and look great and modern out-of-the-box