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Welcome to the new Clarion Magazine site! We're primarily a resource for Clarion developers, but we do have content for selected other development tools as well. 

By popular request, we've relocated from www.devroadmaps.com back to www.clarionmag.com!

If you're using a www.devroadmaps.com URL to get to this site please change it to use www.clarionmag.com. The original Clarion Magazine site is still online at archive.clarionmag.com.

 

Welcome to the new Clarion Magazine; the original site remains online as an article archive.

Recent Clarion blog entries


Bruce Johnson is a genius!

I've been going around the bend trying to find out why I was unable to compile in Clarion 9.1. If I loaded a hand coded project, none of the compile commands (menu, toolbar, context menu, hotkey) had any noticeable affect. A compile-and-run resulted in an IDE crash, however, as does a generate and compile of an APP. I was able compile from the command line.

What to make of this? I got suggestions from Mike Hanson, Mark Goldberg, Bob Zaunere and Scott Ferrett. None of these worthy contributions made a lick of difference. So at Mike's suggestion I brought my problem to the ClarionLive weekly open webinar.

After a rehash of prior suggestions, and one or two new ones that also didn't shed any light, Bruce Johnson asked me if I had CCC.exe running. CCC is the Catalyst Control Center, which some years ago was infamous for causing problems with Clarion, although I can't recall if any of those problems were my problem.

I killed CCC.exe.

And Clarion 9.1 compiled my apps!

Woohoo! Thanks Bruce!!

Clarion 9.1 has gone out to alpha testers; we'll have a report in the next day or two. 

The NetTalk User Group Meeting is back! If you registered for the meeting last year then you don't need to register again  you should just get an email reminder before the meeting starts. If you didn't register last year, and you want to join us, then register using this link; https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/743469854

Read the full text of the notice here.

Clarion 9.1, which will go out to alpha testers shortly, adds touch support and reg-free COM. The latter feature means your programs can use OCXs without requiring the users to explicitly register the components first. Read the SoftVelocity blog post.

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Today Johan van Zyl relayed a Node.js offer email in comp.lang.clarion. This is a promotional offer which is designed to get you signed up on a $29/month plan at Learnable.com. The first month is just $9 and you get the Node.js course and ebook. I haven't had any experience with Learnable yet, and it's probably well worth the $$$, but do note that you can cancel any time if you just want to drop the $9.

I've gone ahead and signed up for the $9 offer. I've done some work with Node.js but I'd definitely like to learn more. If you haven't played with it yet, I suggest you take a look. From the Nodejs.org web site:

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

There are lots of cool things you can do with Node.js - I've mainly experimented with it in conjunction with DocPad to create lightweight web sites. 

Here's the offer text:

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Last week was just jammed. It started off with two days of excellent NetTalk training, followed by three days of awesome DevCon presentations that ran to almost twelve hours on Wednesday and Thursday and about ten hours on Friday. Throw in some post-conference mini golf, a 5:45 a.m. wake-up for my morning flight, a lengthy (and unrelated to Clarion) meeting at a local community club barely an hour after my plane landed, an early morning sports practice for my daughter the next day, and by Sunday afternoon I was about as tired as I've felt in the last five years. I crashed for a couple of hours. 

And of course there's a lot of work to catch up on after a week away. But I still have a bunch of notes from DevCon, and once I get those posted I'll write up some of my conclusions. Among other things I had a lot of interesting conversations with ClarionMag and DevRoadmaps subscribers, and I've learned a thing or two. I've started implementing some changes that I think will make ClarionMag folk happy. 

Stay tuned, and thanks for your patience! 

CIDC training under way
Web? Mobile? Doom?
jQuery recommended reading

Check out these jQuery book recommendations.

Michael Dettmer has posted some information on the CodeCharge web development tool, which he points out has a lot of features that make it similar to Clarion and WinDev. Generated code can be in ASP.NET (C#), ASP, PHP, Java Servlets, JSP, ColdFusion or Perl.

RAD tool listing

Our focus at DevRoadmaps is on two RAD tools, Clarion and WinDev. But there are lots of RAD tools out there, and we're always happy to learn more. After a question from a reader about CodeCharge, we've gone ahead and created a new page listing the available RAD tools. There are just a few entries - help us add more!

Developers who use RAD tools like Clarion and WinDev do so because they believe those tools offer a very real advantage over traditional hand-coder development tools. But are those advantages as great as they seem? David Harms looks at when and why RAD is a help and a hindrance

Continuous compiling/testing

Mark Riffey brought Mighty Moose to my attention, which led me to a few other products that similarly compile your .NET code while you type, and run any affected unit tests so you get immediate feedback on how your changes affect your code base. This is pretty cool stuff. 

I've put up a couple of quick pages on Microsoft's Reactive Extensions (Rx) and Paul Betts' ReactiveUI, two libraries that are generating a lot of interest in the .NET world. 

While looking at ways to manage database changes that happen as a result of application upgrades, Dave Harms comes across SQL Server's snapshot capabilities. There are some issues to be aware of, but if you need to roll back a database change, snapshots can help you do it in a hurry. 

MS SQL Server content

Back in January there was a newsgroup discussion about whether WHERE IN or WHERE EXISTS is a better choice when using a subquery. And that brings up a few other questions, like the role of the cache in testing and the danger of using NOT in WHERE clauses. 

MariaDB instead of MySQL?

couple of links to Monty Widenius arguing for MariaDB over MySQL and explaining when and where you need to license either of these SQL servers. 

 

 

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