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How OS X Chooses a Language

As I mentioned in a previous post, beginning with Xojo 2013r4 we will no longer be localizing the IDE into any European languages. Some of our German users on OS X were surprised this morning when they launched today’s release (2013r4) expecting to get the English version of the IDE only to discover it in Japanese instead. Is this a bug?

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Getting Healthcare.gov to Handle 50,000 Users

Healthcare.gov, the US Government’s health insurance exchange website for states that didn’t provide their own, was supposed to handle about 50,000 to 60,000 simultaneous users. Unless you have been living under a rock, you know what a complete disaster the website as been. But it didn’t (and doesn’t) have to be that way.

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English-Only IDE

Since about 2000, the IDE has been mostly localized into a variety of languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. I say “mostly” localized because property names that appear in the Inspector, for example, have never been localized as this would create confusion when you go to use them in your code. However, a mostly but not completely localized product is not very helpful especially when the documentation itself is not localized.

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