The German Xbase++ Tracks 2013 are going to be held shortly, from the 14th to the 16th of November. And we're quickly running out of space! Even so the Frankfurter Xbase++ Tracks 2013 are a German-speaking conference, we thought it makes sense to publish the conference summary:
Thursday, Nov. 14th, is all about working with Xbase++. Although this day's presentations deal with subjects related to Xbase++ 1.9 as well as 2.0, the main focus is on working with tables/indexes and databases.
The presentations dealing with SQL are designed for experienced ISAM/navigation-oriented developers looking to familiarize themselves with using SQL in their existing applications. The main goals here are to achieve better performance and readability of the source code. The second presentation on SQL illustrates how the technology may be utilized in alternative scenarios, that is, beyond just DBF tables and databases. More specifically, common programming tasks normally involving arrays or FOR/WHILE loops are being solved using Universal SQL, in a manner that is more elegant and even faster!
Friday, Nov. 15th, the sessions mostly deal with web and mobile application development. But don't let yourself be fooled by the subject: the presentations X-HTML and X-DESK will change your view on how HTML and CSS apply to your applications! And that is because with Xbase++ 2.0, HTML/CSS-based content can be displayed independent of a web browser. This means that the visual appearance of an Xbase Part can be defined using HTML and CSS, allowing you to employ the same knowledge as for the design of your website - and vice versa! This opens up a whole lot of new possibilities, and provides you with functionlity going far beyond what is currently available with the owner-drawing feature.
Saturday, Nov. 16th , is about providing you with vital information regarding the future of Xbase++, and about possible ways to make your development process more effective.
More details about the conference, sessions and speakers can be
found here. Of course, this is German language only - but a nice
showcase for a dynamic website using the Xbase++ <CXP/> platform.