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A Better Alternative to PHP

Are you tired of the hassles of creating web apps using PHP? Why not develop faster and smarter with Xojo?

Like PHP, Xojo is object-oriented. Unlike PHP, Xojo has a coherent framework design that is easy to work with; plus the Xojo language is simple and focused.

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Simple Web Development with Xojo

Do you find it frustrating to create web apps? HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and AJAX can be challenging, and frameworks such as Node, React, Ruby on Rails, ASP.NET, PHP and Java are often overwhelming for those just beginning web development.

There is a simpler solution: Xojo. Using a single programming language and a single IDE, you can go from zero to a working web app in an amazingly short amount of time with Xojo.

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Making a Web App: Comparing Xojo and Visual Studio for Mac

In previous articles, I’ve written about how Xojo is often much, much easier to use and more capable than Visual Studio for Mac for creating Mac and cross-platform desktop apps.

Visual Studio can also create web apps and as it would turn out, you may find that Xojo is a better option for web apps.

Technically, Visual Studio for Mac can create ASP.NET Core Web Apps. These type of web apps use the ASP.NET framework, but do not provide a form (layout editor) for your app’s user interface. Instead you’ll have to create everything in code, including mapping UI actions to corresponding code. ASP.NET Core also requires you to use the MVC (model-view-controller) design pattern, which can be a bit daunting for beginners.

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Sorry, You’ve Run Out of Memory

Most of us build applications without thinking too much about how much memory the app will need. Sure sometimes you end up creating an app that is a real memory buster but that’s unusual. With virtual memory, gone are the days when your app would just run out of memory and crash, or are they?

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Why Xojo Cloud? Because Updating A Linux Server Is Complicated On Any Planet

I was up hours later than I should have been last night reading The Martian when, after discussing in detail how to hack some really old software in some really old equipment located about 54.6 million kilometers away, I read this line: ““Jesus, what a complicated process,” Venkat said. “Try updating a Linux server sometime,” Jack said.”

And my first thought was, “Oh!, that’s why we offer Xojo Cloud!”

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Web App Security- It’s For More Than Just Your App

Web apps built with the traditional tools (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, etc.) are nothing more than a series of text files and thus not very secure. Once a hacker gets into a server, they can steal your code or modify it. One big advantage web apps built with Xojo have is that Xojo compiles your app to machine code so there’s no code on your server to steal. Additionally, the overwhelming majority of hackers have no experience with machine code, so modifying your app to do something nefarious can be extraordinarily difficult.

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Xojo Cloud Databases: Add, Connect & Manage

One of the most popular Xojo Cloud feature requests was to add database support. On Tuesday Feb 10th, we added MySQL and Postgres databases for Xojo Cloud. In addition to having a database server right on your Xojo Cloud server, we have also enabled the creation of SSH Tunnels so you can connect directly to the databases using a 3rd party management tool.

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SFTP on Xojo Cloud

One of the most highly requested features for Xojo Cloud since its release in March 2014 has been the ability to transfer files to the server using a client other than the Xojo IDE. Now you can…and it’s really easy to use.

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