FoxCon 2015: My presentation on “Xojo for the Desktop and Web”

, February 8, 2015

I had a great time at the FoxCon in Toledo. FoxCon is a long running invitation-only conference that historically came from the Visual Foxpro programming world. The conference has, pleasantly, transformed itself more into a technical business conference. Yes, there were sessions on programming and databases, but there were great presentations on Being More Productive […]

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Visual Foxpro at #29 on Tiobe Index

, January 20, 2015

Tiobe must have updated their algorithm somehow. Visual Foxpro launches itself back up to the 29th most popular language. I’m not sure I can explain it. And yet, there it is in the January 2015 list. Previously, I had posted that Visual Foxpro was #50 back in November of 2014.

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Comparing Ping Times: Vultr vs DigitalOcean

, January 13, 2015

I’ve been testing deployment of a Xojo Web Application to two inexpensive (I won’t use the word ‘cheap’ because that might give the wrong impression. They both work very well.) hosted server options: and I’ve been using DigitalOcean for a while to run some tests but I was curious to test Vultr as […]

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3 Paradyms for Data Access in Xojo – Article

, January 6, 2015

I’m proud to announce that our article on “3 Paradyms for Data Access in Xojo” has been published in xDev Magazine for the Jan/Feb 2015 issue! It was great working with Scott Boss of Nocturnal Coding Monkeys on the article. I can’t post the content here, but you can pick up your copy for less […]

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Crashplan on Linux UI fails to start: Solution

, December 10, 2014

Check out this page: CrashPlan App Closes In Some Linux Installations Edit the run.conf file in your CrashPlan app installation directory Default location: /usr/local/crashplan/bin/ Navigate to the end of the GUI_JAVA_OPTS section Add this line, inside the quotes: -Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.DefaultType=mozilla Example: SRV_JAVA_OPTS=”-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Dapp=CrashPlanService -DappBaseName=CrashPlan -Xms20m -Xmx512m -Dnetworkaddress.cache.ttl=300 -Dnetworkaddress.cache.negative.ttl=0 -Dc42.native.md5.enabled=false” GUI_JAVA_OPTS=”-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Dapp=CrashPlanDesktop -DappBaseName=CrashPlan -Xms20m […]

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Open-sourced MicroSoft .NET vs Xojo

, December 2, 2014

A client recently contacted me to ask my my opinion about this piece of news: Microsoft to open source more of .NET, and bring it to Linux, Mac OS X Was I surprised? Not really. Once Ballmer was gone, MicroSoft was hinting there would be big changes. This is pretty big news. However, I don’t […]

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My Black Friday mistakes

, December 2, 2014

My first mistake was answering the phone. Let me back up. I was railing, RAILING, on the stores that were [1] open on Thanksgiving and/or [2] opening even earlier than previous years on Thanksgiving. I was trying to shame stores into closing on Thanksgiving for next year. I promised to spend less at stores that […]

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My new music player on Linux is console based

, November 25, 2014

I was listening to the Linux Action Show and they highlighted the application “Music on Console” a.k.a. MOC. I took it for a spin and was hooked. MOC was in the Ubuntu repos so adding it was easy via the Software Manager. You can also sudo apt-get install mocp. To run, open a terminal and […]

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Visual Foxpro back to #50 on Tiobe Index

, November 21, 2014

The last release of version 9.0 of my beloved Visual Foxpro was way back in in 2004 and last updated in 2007. Right around the time that they announced the last version, Visual Foxpro peaked on the Tiobe Index at #13 in April of 2006. After that time, Visual Foxpro has fallen through the ranks […]

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CULLYTech article makes cover of xDev Magazine

, November 5, 2014

I’m proud to announce that our article on “Cheap Xojo Web Application Hosting” has made the cover of xDev Magazine for the Nov/Dec issue! I can’t post the content here, but you can pick up your copy for less than $10 for a single issue, or less if you subscribe for a full year or […]

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