Jul/Aug 2017

MultiValue Database and Framework Benchmarking

Benchmarking has been a topic that's been around for several years, but nothing really has been provided to the MultiValue Community to use. I've heard many different reasons for the lack of benchmarking, so I’ll go through a few of them.

The Six Million Dollar Open

The term extensible means that a language or format can be tweaked, adjusted, or expanded by the users. It can go beyond what the original designers had in mind. MvBASIC is extensible. The open command is an excellent candidate for an extensible makeover.

Expanding Your Toolkit: JSON vs. XML

MultiValue strings are an excellent way to express data compactly. In a world where, increasingly, every system seems to need to talk to every other system, it is useful - and desirable - to have as many communication formats available to you as is reasonable. Last time out, Bennett Barouch gave you a good look at JSON. This time he's pulling back the curtain on XML.

UX/UI Part II: Assumptions

Interfaces work, or fail, based on agreed reality. The challenge isn't solely about languages. It has to do with culture, generational changes, and real world experience. Computer programming is a dialog between the programmer and the user. Let's start questioning the assumptions we make in creating our conversations.