In Part 1 of this article, we reviewed the types of error conditions that can occur in web APIs and the basic methods available for handing these situations. As previously noted, developers are not confined to handling errors in only one manner. In this article we’ll look at the advantages of each error handler and propose a…
Despite the claims of our previous and accidentally released article from last Sunday, this will be our first “how to” article related to the SRP HTTP Framework. We’ll look at the different methods and circumstances for handling errors in your web APIs. Part 1 will focus on the mechanics of error management within OECGI based web applications.…
The rule of thumb when it comes to the Universal Driver’s LinearHash service and server performance is to have enough free physical RAM available on the server to fit all the commonly accessed OpenInsight database files (the LK and OV files managed by the LinearHash service) into memory. This article walks through the problems associated when requests…
As you would expect the recent Revelation Software conference was alive with everything OpenInsight 10 and, along with all of the new functionality, I was blown away with all of the new thinking and redesign of the toolset that is bound to make every developers workflow so much easier and faster.
I could fill this blog with month’s worth of articles exploring the new version of OpenInsight, but there is absolutely no point in reinventing the wheel and there are technical people doing a much better job than me. Furthermore, the technical guys are a little more pragmatic and they don;t get caught up in the sales side of the topic. I’ll therefore defer to:
Carl’s blog is made up of a number of articles that explore his part of developing the interface and the code changes that he has implemented. This is a rich resource that is s must read for all OpenInsight developers.
Don at SRP has been blogging consistently since the conference and he is tackling specific subjects in some detail.
Andrew’s conference presentation was extremely well received, not least because it gave his audience a real world OpenInsight developers perspective of working with the Alpha that everyone went away with. If you are planning on looking at the Alpha, then this is a must read blog article.
So what about the Alpha itself. I had originally thought that it would only be available to conference attendees but following the way that it has been received, Revelation have now made it available to all OI WORKS subscribers via the WORKS area on www.revelation.com.
Armed with the Alpha and the OI10 resources linked above, this is the perfect time to take a look at what is coming in the beta in a few months time. There is still a lot to be done, but now that Revelation are building OI10 in OI10, things are rushing forward at quite a pace and the official beta is now in sight.
I am still trying to find some time to take a slow walk through the Alpha but please drop me an email if you are not a WORKS Subscriber and would like to see the Alpha and to talk about what is coming.
A video of my very first five minutes or so playing with the OI10 Alpha software. Now to try something a little more exciting – the question is “What to build?”
Looking good thus far though!!!
For those of you that are interested in such things, I have now finished putting the photographs together and they are now viewable in the main Revelation Software gallery on www.m4photo.co.uk. You will see the link to the main Revelation gallery page half way down the Home page and it uses the same image as in this blog posting.
All of the images are available on request to anyone who attended the conference this year. Please drop me an email with the eight digit photograph ID number which can be found by opening up the photograph in the gallery to display it in large format. An example ID is 1P7A5699. I will then create a roughly A4 sized .jpg file which will be emailed back to you. I will also undertake a little colour correction and noise reduction as required for chosen images.
Please ignore the ordering process and costs, all of these images are freely available and with full reproduction rights.
If “when will OpenInsight 10 be ready?” is the most common question we get asked, then “what will be different in OpenInsight 10?” (or some variation) definitely comes in second. To help our curious readers, we will once again attempt to answer this question by exploring OpenInsight 10 from a practical, or “need to know”,…