So, Andrew at Sprezzatura really made my day with their latest blog posting. As a non-programmer, I tend to do things how I was taught. Sometimes I learned those lessons ages ago and I never think that there might be better and easier ways of doing things.
Andrew’s latest blog posting came literally a few short hours after I’d been cutting code to manage the Pop-Ups in my application and have them pass the ID to the appropriate control and read the record to display the data on screen. It’s only a dozen or so lines of code, but after reading his blog posting, I now have a whole new way of interacting with pop-ups and I finished the day with a lesson learned and a little more OI10 knowledge.
The result is, that I now need to go back to my new OpenInsight 10 (OI10) application and rip out even more code in favour of using the options that OI10 now exposes in the quick events for most controls. The clear benefit however, will be less code for me to maintain (or should I say mess up) and the use of professionally written code behind the scenes, easily preferable.
Just another example of how OI10 will definitely help me to produce better and more reliable systems, and much faster than before.
You can read Andrew’s blog article, which takes a first look at OpenInsight 10 here.
So, what has changed in OpenInsight 10?
Bob Catalano has written a nice summary of the features and benefits of OI10. This is available on www.revelation.com and I have also copied it onto the RevUK website here. This text is also being picked up on Social Media and other places and shows how exciting this new OpenInsight release is.
If you are an existing OI developer and you want to know more about the wealth of changes to the presentation layer, etc., then Carl’s Building OpenInsight 10 blog is an absolute ‘must read’.
Bob has also provided a number of new getting started documents which now ship with the OI10 software. This includes guides for non-OpenInsight MultiValue developers who wish to explore using OI10 as a front end to their existing MultiValue databases (U2, D3, QM, etc) and SQL developers which would like to interface to their SQL databases. There is now a brand-new data connector for some cloud databases, such as Couchbase, all with Quick Start Guides.
If that is not enough, please feel free to contact your local Revelation Software office and we’ll be pleased to take your questions and provide you with some answers.
OI10 really is ground-breaking and it’s set to make Windows and Web Application Development even easier for professional developers and hobby developers, like myself.