I have 30 years (on and off) experience in developing database applications using Clarion (softvelocity.com). I have built several very successful software businesses using Clarion. Over the past few years I have dabbled in WebDev (pcsoft.com). WebDev seems to be a natural successor for Clarion developers who want to build applications for the web. I … Continue reading Introduction
We are often spoiled by the number of functions that are built into the WL language. This is especially true with it comes to date and time manipulation. I have never worked with an environment that has so many built in functions for dealing with dates. So it came as a bit of a shock … Continue reading Adding Suffix (st, nd, rd, th) to Numbers
We have started putting together training video's and courses for the PcSoft Product lines.... Below is a link to an introduction version of the express... would like some feedback ... wxPerts Intro to Express Training Video we have 5 more to publish and will be starting to add more each month... Feedback would be great … Continue reading ANNOUNCING WXPERTS LEARNWORLDS TRAINING SITE
A feature I don't see used very often in WX is internal procedures. Let's take a minute to look at all the levels that procedure can be declare in WX. Global procedures are global to the entire application and are declared as part of a global procedure set. Local Procedures are declared at the window/page … Continue reading Internal Procedures
One of my presentations at Devcon was "Small Things = Big Productivity". We tend to make fun of the "92# New features" each year, but in reality there are always 10 - 15 major new features, that easily justifies the cost of the upgrade. What sometimes gets lost in the shuffle is all the smaller … Continue reading Small Things = Big Productivity
One of the new features in v22 is Icon Fonts. First what does that mean? You will notice a lot of modern sites are going to clean and simple designs with graphics for buttons, etc. being flat and simple (ala window metro). Prior to v22 we had to create those icons as graphics. In fact … Continue reading Using Icon Fonts in v22
It didn't take long for one of the new features of v22 to save us enough development time to pay for the cost of the upgrade. We ran into a need this weekend to create a "lite" version of a website for some users. The website normally looks like this: All three of those "boxes" … Continue reading One feature of the v22 Upgrade just paid for the upgrade!