Xojo Blog Posts
At XDC 2016 there was a lot of interest in Joe Ranieri’s Compiler session where he talked about compilers and LLVM. After talking with Joe we decided to put together a series of blog posts on compilers. These are at a high-level. None of these posts are going to teach you how to write a compiler. The goal of these posts is for you to have a basic understanding of the components of a compiler and how they all work together to create a native app.
This is the second post in our ongoing series on compilers. I recommend that you first read Compilers 101 – Overview and Lexer before continuing.
At XDC 2016 there was a lot of interest in Joe Ranieri’s Compiler session where he talked about compilers and LLVM. I’ve already summarized a bit about LLVM in an earlier post, but after talking with Joe we decided to put together a series of blog posts on compilers.
These will all be at a high-level. None of these posts are going to teach you how to write a compiler. The goal of these posts is for you to have a basic understanding of the components of a compiler and how they all work together to create a native app.
Some of the most recent features added to Xojo, including iOS, 64-bit apps, and Raspberry Pi have been made possible by LLVM. Read on to learn more about it.
During the Obama administration, internet service providers (ISPs) were reclassified as Telecommunication Service Providers. This meant that they would be treated like phone companies, as common carriers with all the regulation that implies. Prior to this they were classified as Information Providers which clearly made no sense since ISPs provide the network, not the actual content. Most importantly, Net Neutrality prevents ISPs from providing paid fast lanes which would allow companies to pay ISPs to make traffic to their site faster than traffic to other sites.
I was reading Twitter recently and came across this Tweet:
— Cliff Pickover (@pickover) November 26, 2017
So of course, I though that would be cool to try in Xojo. After a few minutes of playing around I quickly had it.
Though marketing may not be your forte, there are things you can do that are very effective in promoting your app and building your customer base. You can try some of the paid options and get varying results, but there are many free things you can do that can have a huge impact. We’ve already blogged about using Twitter to market your app for free.
Here’s a list of 8 additional ways your marketing team of 1 can promote your app at no cost:
At Xojo we want everyone to learn programming. But even though Xojo is easy to use, especially when compared to other tools, programming is still challenging. At some point, everyone gets stuck somewhere. Here are some tips that might help you out the next time you get stuck, regardless of what programming language you use.
It talks about how you could make a maze-like structure on a Commodore 64 with just this one line of code:
10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10
The author then goes on to show you how you might do something similar using Python and pygame.
I love all things retro and this seemed like fun, so I thought I would whip up the same thing in Xojo.