Whether Software Developer is in your job description or not, you should understand the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit. Read on for a clear answer.
As you may already know, 2016 was Xojo’s 20 Anniversary. Sitting down to write this post, I can’t help but think back to 20 years ago and starting what has now become Xojo. Most of the developer tools that were around when we started either no longer exist or are no longer published by the people who had the original vision to create them in the first place. In that respect, we are members of a very exclusive club. I’m also pleasantly surprised at how many users from way back then are actively using Xojo today. I take great pride in the fact that we have created something that has that kind of staying power.
Xojo 2015 Release 3 added the ability to create 64-bit apps for OS X, Windows and Linux. This is still considered a “beta” feature because there are a few things that still need to be added. One of those things is the ability to specify the app icon for 64-bit Windows apps.
Xojo already creates 64-bit apps for iOS. Soon, it will also create 64-bit apps for other platforms. I, for one, welcome our new 64-bit Overlords. After all, they’ll be bringing you increased performance and increased memory! Even better, there is not much you’ll have to do to create 64-bit versions of your existing Xojo apps.
UPDATE October 2015: Xojo Builds 64-bit Apps Now