My Top 5 Considerations When Upgrading to Windows 10

Posted August 03, 2015 by Geoff Perlman

Just about everyone I know uses mainly one OS, for me, that's OS X. But because Xojo is a cross-platform development tool, I also use Windows and Linux. When Windows 10 was announced, I was curious as to how well it would work for me as a causal Windows user.

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Time for a Reminder to Backup Your Data

Posted July 31, 2015 by Paul Lefebvre

If you work with computers, having backups of your data is essential. This particularly came to light recently with people testing out Apple Music and discovering that it could make a mess of your iTunes library. In fact, this happened to me!

But "luck favors the prepared" and I had backups, so this Apple Music glitch only proved to be an annoyance and not a catastrophe.

In my case, I just restored my iTunes library from my Time Machine backup. But I know far too many people that don't even have any type of backup system in place. I'm here to help.

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Windows 10 is here!

Posted July 30, 2015 by Paul Lefebvre

Windows 10 is here, for some of you anyway. Yesterday (July 29th, 2015) marked the start of the roll out of Windows 10. If you reserved your copy using the prompt from your Windows 7 or Window 8 installation then you should soon have the option to download and install Windows 10, if you have not already.

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Source Control Solutions

Posted July 28, 2015 by Paul Lefebvre

Anyone who is developing software, even if they are the only person working on the project, should be using source control (aka as version control). As you can see, this comes up a lot:

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XDC 2015 Session Video, Now Available for Sale

Posted July 28, 2015 by Alyssa Foley

Good news everyone! The #XDC2015 video package is now available for sale in the Xojo Store!

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Music While You Code

Posted July 24, 2015 by Paul Lefebvre

With Apple Music now available, streaming services have really reached the mainstream. For those not in the know, a streaming service gives you access to their entire music library for a small monthly subscription. Rather than buying music you want to listen to, you have access to 20+ million songs that you can listen to at any time.

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Rapid Application Development

Posted July 22, 2015 by Paul Lefebvre
Although not a new trend in software development, rapid application development (RAD for short) is again on the upswing. What is RAD? It’s all about creating software quickly. The technology world is always changing rapidly and change only seems to accelerate. Being able to create your own software and easily adapt to changes is incredibly important to nearly every business.
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Gartner: Mobile apps can't be created fast enough. What's the solution?

Posted July 20, 2015 by Geoff Perlman

Speaking at one of their conferences, Gartner principal research analyst Adrian Leow said last week that enterprises are increasingly finding it difficult to build all the mobile apps they need. The demand for mobile apps is increasing far faster than the supply of mobile developers can create them and it's only going to get worse. This is clearly a problem.

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Using FTP With Xojo Cloud....Or Other Servers

Posted July 15, 2015 by Jason Parsley

If you log into a Xojo Cloud server with an FTP client and have your app make changes to that server (such as creating or deleting files or folders), your FTP client will NOT see those changes, even after a refresh. This applies to Xojo Cloud or apps you have on another server.

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Code Editor Tip: What code goes with what?

Posted July 09, 2015 by Norman Palardy

The code editor tries to help you see what code groups together. For instance, it draws small lines between matching block beginning statements like IF, SELECT CASE and their closers (END, END IF or END SELCT):

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