Release 38 Now Available

JOHNSON CITY, TN (March 29, 2021) — GraffitiSuite is pleased to announce GraffitiSuite Release 38 for Xojo Desktop and Web!

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Release 37 Now Available

JOHNSON CITY, TN (February 17, 2021) — GraffitiSuite is pleased to announce GraffitiSuite Release 37 for Xojo Desktop and Web 2.0!

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From Anthony: Xojo 2020 Year-In-Review

A lot happened this year with Xojo. Some I was lucky to be part of, and still more that I was pleasantly surprised by. In all, though, I think 2020 was a pretty good year to be a Xojo customer.

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The Future of Web 1.0

With the release of Web 2.0, and its subsequent (more or less) deprecation by Xojo, I don’t think anyone is surprised by questions about what the current plan is for GraffitiSuite Web Edition 1.0. I understand the concerns of GraffitiSuite customers who have come to rely on GraffitiSuite over the years as they build innumerable web applications, so I’ve resisted the urge to make a decision and publicize the plan for quite some time.

The short of it is, you’ll be able to rely on GraffitiSuite for Web 1.0 applications for a little while longer. I’ve also built a massive number of applications both for contract, internal use, and public release. Many I won’t be rebuilding, some I will. That being the case, I also need it to continue to function for a bit.

So what’s the timeline? As of this date (December 17, 2020), GraffitiSuite Web Edition 1.0 is in Maintenance Mode. I will release fixes only, no new products, and those fixes will only be related to changes in browser behavior that break existing functionality.

I have to increasingly spend more and more of my time on Web 2.0, and — with the Desktop codebase also constantly being updated and other ongoing work — it’s just not feasible to continue to add new products and perform what can in some cases be considered rewrites to fix relatively minor issues. At the same time, though the codebases are largely the same right now, continuing to port fixes made for Web 2.0 to Web 1.0 is also too time-consuming to continue, so only those bugs for Web 1.0 that are actually reported for that version will be fixed.

Maintenance Mode will continue until March 1st, 2021. At that time, GraffitiSuite Web Edition 1.0 will no longer be supported. I had a lot of fun building it over the years, and it hurts a little to say that Web Edition 1.0’s time has passed, but I’m sure all of GraffitiSuite’s users understand the rationale behind this decision.

I want to say thank you to the thousands of you who, over the years, have supported and used GraffitiSuite Web Edition 1.0. Without you, GraffitiSuite would look a lot different today.

Thank you for your continued support,

Anthony G. Cyphers

From Anthony: My Adventures with Web 2.0

For years we’ve been waiting for Web Framework 2.0 from Xojo. Some of us, like me, actually dreaded it because of the additional work it would inevitably entail. Would it be worth the transition? Would it work as intended? Would be it be, dare I say, fun to use?

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Omegabundle for Xojo 2020 Developer Tools Bundle Announced

Get the top developer tools and third party components for the Xojo cross-platform development platform at a huge savings.

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From Anthony: Let’s Talk API 2.0

Xojo 2019R2 is here! API 2.0 is here! Wait, what does that mean for GraffitiSuite? In short: Nothing right now! GraffitiSuite compiles without modification!

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From Anthony: Animating Xojo

One of the fun things I get to do regularly is build animations in to Xojo desktop components. While incredibly rewarding when you get it right, it can be a long road.

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From Anthony: The Future of Xojo

One of the most common questions I get about Xojo from customers is “Do you think Xojo will stick around?” Sometimes I get ahead of myself and immediately think “Of course it will”. That’s not really the type of answer they’re looking for, so I try to elucidate.
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