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Building a weather station with MBS by using a JSON API

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.

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Good Change, API 2.0 Database Benefits

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.

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Default Values Tip

Often when debugging an application, you’ll need to enter the same data in the same fields over & over. There is a temptation to set the value of the field to the test data. The downside of this is that you need to remove all those defaults before deploying your application.

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Why You Should Become Agile

As if software development isn’t hard enough, the approach you or your team adopts can make a dramatic difference in project success. Using a traditional project management approach may not lend itself to “learn, discover, and adapt” inherent with software development. Although most Xojo developers are aware of Scrum and other popular agile methodologies, it may be unnecessary to use. Being a Xojo developer and a Certified ScrumManager, my goal is to demystify how agility, specifically Scrum, helps improve product quality, prioritize functionality, and provides an intuitive framework to complete work.

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