Last week www.beginend.net was launched with the goal of aggregating Pascal and Delphi blogs in a mobile-friendly, secure website with a minimalist UI.
Support for ?? (double question mark) as the coalesce operator has been added to DWScript.
The coalesce operator is a binary operator, which looks at its left operand, and if not “falsey”, returns it, otherwise returns its right operand.
A new version 2014.10.15 of the DWS Web Server is available.
This version contains a variety of improvements and fixes, along with a new sample for JS libraries.
The pre-compiled 2014.10.13 version of the DWScript WebServer is now available!
Below is a quick summary of changes in the SVN since the last post.
There is also a mini-sneak peek of things to come!
As a step up from the previous Mandelbrot Set explorer, I’m running a Terapixel image experience for DWScript Christmas 2013.
This is again on the Mandelbrot set, and involves a massive step up in complexity from the previous version, this one isn’t just server-side computed, it’s “Grid Computed” 🙂 (more…)
The built-in time-stepping support for the upcoming release of SmartMS got an overhaul in the form of a now frame-rate oriented Game View component, and a simulation-oriented TMetronome time-stepper.
Chrome for Android 31 (currently in the beta channel) added the ability to add a web application to the home screen, which iOS fans will notice it had been available for years on their fruity phones.
Upgrading a SmartMS application to allow installing on the Android Home Screen is very straightforward.
The FreePascal version of DWScript has been stalled for a little while on the incomplete UnicodeString (utf-16) support among other things.
It’s hard to blame the FreePascal team for that, given that Linux is primarily utf-8, and that utf-8 has quite a few advantages over utf-16.
As posted on Google+, Smart Mobile Studio is now free for educational purposes.
The Pascal Programming for Schools website had already been updated sometime ago with samples and tutorials about getting started with Smart, and is a significant online resource for teaching Pascal in general, not just Smart.