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Month: July 2013

Take advantage of your multi-core processor

Nearly all CPUs used by your devices, from computers to tablets to phones, now contain multiple CPU cores. With a multi-core CPU, your computer can literally do multiple things at one time, which is called multiprocessing. And with a little careful planning, your Xojo apps can use multiprocessing for significant performance improvements in your apps.

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Faster Internet

I’ve discovered a way to potentially speed-up your Internet access. Before we get to that, it occurs to me that the way in which computers find each other on the Internet may be a bit of a mystery to many. If you’d like to understand how it all works read this first.

Your devices (computers, tablets and smartphones) are constantly accessing their assigned DNS server and since they often can’t continue until a response is received, the speed of your DNS server can have a big effect on the speed of your Internet access. If you’re using any of the Internet classes in Xojo, this will of course affect the performance of your apps as well. Not all DNS servers are created equal. You are probably using one at your Internet provider and it may not be the fastest DNS server available to you. But with all the DNS servers out there, how can you know which one is fastest?

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Xojo Apps in the Mac App Store

Is it possible to put a Xojo-made application in the Mac App Store? The answer is simple: Absolutely.

However it can be a lot of work and you’ll have to pay heed to Apple’s rules regarding the Mac App Store and follow their very stringent requirements.

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Assigning You Xojo License To Someone Else

Managers, Coordinators, Purchasing Agents, Xojo has got you covered! Did you know you can assign Xojo licenses from your account to other accounts? Assigning a license to a member of your team gives them access to that Xojo license, while you retain the ability to revoke and extend those licenses.

This blog post steps through a license owner assigning their Xojo license to an end user.

TL;DR  Go to go your Team pages. End users share their connection key with the license owner, then owner connects with end user’s account by adding that connection key. Now, the owner can assign licenses to anyone they are connected with from their Licenses Page.

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