Misunderstanding the issue

Last night I read a blog by someone who obviously misunderstands why it is INN and some inhabitants are disheartened by where Xojo is at this point.

There are some there who are definitely Xojo haters now. They didnt start out that way. Years of “it’s coming soon” have lead them to not believe those statements.… Read the rest

If you build web apps

Of just about any kind, not just Xojo web apps, LifeBoat is so darned handy you really should get it.

Its so easy to use that today I redeployed a web app several times in a matter of minutes.

Its truly one of those must have tools

Web 2.0 thoughts

Lately I’ve been writing a Web2.0 app and TBH I can see where folks are experiencing issues.

There are omissions, glitches and bugs that need addressing.

But, I also wonder why Xojo hasnt dog fooded Web 2 with Feedback or some other app they use and rely on ? And that would show them the issues developers are facing.… Read the rest

Lots of Xojo projects ? You probably want this

Anyone who has been using Xojo for many releases probably has seen the dreaded “older version” dialog

It was a user request many many many years ago.

And now, at least with web projects, theres a different warning when you open a Web 1 project in a version that no longer supports Web 1 apps.

Well if you have even encoutered these issues and want to know whats the version I shoulduse to open this project you want the macOS QuickLook plugin from Monkeybread

Now lets be clear – MBS has two items named VERY similarly.… Read the rest

Laziness as a good thing

Lots of time I see people say they hack and hack at code until it “works”
But those accumulated hacks and patches can be troublesome down the road as you may not remember why you did something that way

And comments are, for the most part, obsolete the moment you write them.
And, unless you have some kind of enforced policy, either personally or corporately, they probably do not get maintained as code gets updated.… Read the rest