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Xojo 2018 Release 1 has a new feature for Xojo Cloud users: Xojo Cloud Server Stats.
If you are just starting the development of your first web app you may be wondering if you need to get a Xojo Cloud server right away. In most cases, the answer is no. You can develop your application on your own computer and sign up for a Xojo Cloud server when you are getting close to deployment and are ready to test in as close to a real world situation as possible.
There are differences of course between how a web app will execute on your computer with a single user (you) versus on a server that is anywhere from hundreds to thousands of miles away with many users connected all at the same time. For the most part, you don’t have to think very much about this but there are areas where you should.
Keep the following 3 things in mind when developing without a cloud server.
Are you tired of the hassles of creating web apps using PHP? Why not develop faster and smarter with Xojo?
Like PHP, Xojo is object-oriented. Unlike PHP, Xojo has a coherent framework design that is easy to work with; plus the Xojo language is simple and focused.
There is a simpler solution: Xojo. Using a single programming language and a single IDE, you can go from zero to a working web app in an amazingly short amount of time with Xojo.
Visual Studio can also create web apps and as it would turn out, you may find that Xojo is a better option for web apps.
Technically, Visual Studio for Mac can create ASP.NET Core Web Apps. These type of web apps use the ASP.NET framework, but do not provide a form (layout editor) for your app’s user interface. Instead you’ll have to create everything in code, including mapping UI actions to corresponding code. ASP.NET Core also requires you to use the MVC (model-view-controller) design pattern, which can be a bit daunting for beginners.
Most of us build applications without thinking too much about how much memory the app will need. Sure sometimes you end up creating an app that is a real memory buster but that’s unusual. With virtual memory, gone are the days when your app would just run out of memory and crash, or are they?
Xojo Cloud has always taken the headaches out of setting up, securing, maintaining and deploying servers for web apps. Now Xojo Cloud servers are better, stronger and faster- all for the same great price!
I was up hours later than I should have been last night reading The Martian when, after discussing in detail how to hack some really old software in some really old equipment located about 54.6 million kilometers away, I read this line: “âJesus, what a complicated process,â Venkat said. âTry updating a Linux server sometime,â Jack said.”
And my first thought was, “Oh!, that’s why we offer Xojo Cloud!”
If you log into a Xojo Cloud server with an FTP client and have your app make changes to that server (such as creating or deleting files or folders), your FTP client will NOT see those changes, even after a refresh. This applies to Xojo Cloud or apps you have on another server.