From the Inside July/August 2017
We're already planning for the next Spectrum conference. If you haven't yet seen the information for the 2018 Spectrum, it will be April 23rd-26th at The Henderson in Destin, Florida. This is a new venue for the conference.
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.