Lifeboat Developer: Now Host Multiple Websites

The latest version of Lifeboat has been released today, and it includes a significant change for users with a Developer license. I have decided that hosting multiple static websites no longer requires a Professional license. I hope to make hosting a website cheap and easy for everyone, so I wanted to lower the barrier to entry.

This decision is a reflection upon BKeeney Software websites closing up soon. I am saddened to see these resources fade into the internet archives. I want to encourage developers of all skill levels to build their cool thing, and show the world. Reach out if you have any questions or need any help setting up your little corner of the internet.

Best wishes to everyone, and happy coding! Read More…

Lifeboat Has Finally Launched!

The day has come. I am so very excited to announce that Lifeboat has finally launched!

Under development for the last year, Lifeboat is finally ready to help developers deploy Xojo Web applications. I built Lifeboat to help developers with all levels of need. I wanted it to be easy to use, but also have the features I need myself to serve multiple clients.

Public pre-release testing began in November, and to my surprise people were interested in supporting it financially even before it was completely ready! I am so very grateful to the early faith and for everyone's continued support. Together we've made over 1200 changes and personally logged more than 315 hours working on Lifeboat.

It's here. It's ready. It rocks. Read More…

Thoughts on Removing Color From UI

I heavily rely on color to quickly identify elements on my screen. Interestingly, I find the Big Sur style squircles more visible, directly clashing with some opinions. I guess some people recognize shape better while others recognize color.

It’s a shame that we’re moving away from color in user interfaces. It would be just as bad to move away from shape entirely and make everything rely on color. Colorblind people wouldn’t appreciate that, and I don’t appreciate the current trend removing color.

Just a little thought to consider.

Send Transactional Email in Pure Xojo Code for Free With Mailjet

Sending transactional email is an incredibly common need in many Xojo apps. There are a handful of providers out there with easy to integrate APIs, but the other day I came across one very appealing to me, Mailjet (https://mailjet.com). I've written an open source class that integrates easily with any Xojo project... Read More…

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/