We realized we misnamed a few APIs in the existing frameworks. Rather than live with those forever, we decided it made sense to change them now. Being consistent across the API surface is extremely important for both learning and productivity.
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Xojo has built in database classes for accessing SQLite, Postgres, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle & ODBC. API 2.0 sets the bind types for you and that means you can switch engines by just changing the Super of your database class and updating the connection settings.
Technical support for Web 1.0 continues to be available for any user with an active license. While we know that the Web 2.0 framework provides a far better solution for building web applications in Xojo, we recognize that each of you needs to schedule the conversion of your project for a time that is convenient for you and your organization.
Learn how to retrieve the data of an API over a CURL connection and evaluate the JSON to build a weather station. This example uses a free key from the OpenWeather API. The API returns a JSON text containing information such as current weather description, current temperature, pressure, humidity and many more.
You’ve probably wondered how we decide what features and bugs fixes will be added in any given Xojo release. What we care about most is what will have the greatest benefit to users and what will it cost to provide that benefit. If you have reported a bug or need a workaround for an issue, Xojo wants to help you find a solution so reach out to us via Feedback, or email our support team, or on the Forums.
Sometimes we need to deal with temporary FolderItem instances, and in those cases it would be great to not have to care about when they get out of scope in order to delete them. Wouldn’t it be great to automate that task? Continue reading and you’ll see how easy it is to implement this!
The in-person element of our conference is a huge benefit of attending and it’s something you don’t get from a virtual event. COVID restrictions continue to be in place for both travel to the UK and in-person events and there’s a lot of uncertainty of what the coming months will look like. As a result, we have made the decision to move the conference to later next year, instead of doing a virtual conference in the spring. So get ready to get re-excited about XDC – mark your calendar for October 13-15, 2021 for XDC London !
Recently I needed to update an old Web project that used a Microsoft SQL Server Database as its data source. This application is running as a service on a Windows machine and is for internal use only. I decided when updating the project, I would also update to API 2.0 database commands using Xojo 2019 R3.2 and I would like to share some of those code changes with you.
Among the many new features introduced by the Web Framework 2.0, one of my favourites is the new WebChart class. Based on Chart.js, this class offers a total of eight chart types you can create and use really easily in your projects; including the Line, Bar, Pie or Doughnut chart types among others.
Are there bumps in the road? Sure! Are they worth barreling into at full speed? Oh yeah! Bring it on Web 2.0, I’m ready!