Cyber Weekend 2020

Cyber Weekend deals have returned! I can’t wait to snag some of my favorite gems. I am maintaining a list of Xojo and development related deals at https://xojo.io

Strawberry Software will also be participating in the fun. From now until Monday November 30, 2020 at 23:59 there is a 25% discount offer on ARGen, ExeWrapper, and TP_WebKit. No coupon code is needed!

Yes, this offer applies to ARGen license extensions and renewals! To extend your ARGen license select “License” from the “Help” menu and click the “Extend” button. Lifeboat is brand new (in fact, still working out some final bugs) so unfortunately it will not be part of this offer.

You can check out the whole Strawberry Software collection here: https://devtimi.onfastspring.com/

Announcing Strawberry Software, Adopting ARGen

I write software. A lot. Like, for a living. I find it enthralling to write a set of instructions and watch them execute. I have no idea why. So to help make my life easier, I write software to help me write software. A lot. Read More…

The All New ARGen

In May, Bob and I announced that ARGen would become one of my projects and that I would maintain it going forward. Since then, I have been hard at work reimagining ARGen, as well as preparing for API 2.0.

It is with great excitement that today I announce the newest version of ARGen! Read More…

The Secret of the ARGen Sidebar

The interface-lift for ARGen had been in the works for a few months prior to the announcement of the transfer. I had mentioned to Bob that I wanted to make ARGen simpler if we had the time. I knew I wanted to change the PopupMenu / Step design, but hadn’t solidified any mockup designs then.

As time progressed the idea grew to having the steps on the side of the window, akin to an Installer Package. This would give users an overview of every step (which was important to me), but it introduced a new challenge. The installer paradigm was designed for navigation sequentially – or one step at a time – and users would have to click next continually.

I didn’t need to build that design to know it was going to be a poor user experience. It was obvious the user would need to be able to navigate the steps in any order using the control. Naturally I thought I’d go for the source list approach. However there wasn’t any up-to-date source list available for Xojo. The closest thing was FGSourceList, a now outdated look. Read More…