SIMPOL Development Blog

SIMPOL Development This blog is maintained by Neil Robinson, Technical Director and lead developer of the SIMPOL product line. In this blog I will discuss development of SIMPOL applications, deployment, tools (both ours and others), and related topics.

10 June 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Current Status Update – 2014-06-10

Since we released SIMPOL Professional 1.8, we have been hard at work getting everything organized for the new company, Superbase Software Limited. It took a while, but we are now ready to make the necessary changes to get the web shop back up and running. We have also been doing a whole bunch of minor […]

25 March 2014 ~ 1 Comment

SIMPOL 1.8 Release Update 25 Mar 2014

We were hoping that today would be the day for the release, but packing the installer and finalizing the release notes and items in the overview of the Quick Start Guide simply took up a lot of time. The release will come out tomorrow in the course of the day. We are there, but we […]

24 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SIMPOL 1.8 Release Update 24 Mar 2014

Today we completed three chapters in the SIMPOL Quick Start Guide. That makes a total of four chapters that have been added this time around. The new chapters cover: SIMPOL Business (the new sample application), SIMPOL Server (how to work with the simpolserver.exe and guisimpolserver.exe programs, including installing simpolserver.exe to run as a service), Web […]

21 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SIMPOL 1.8 Release Update 21 Mar 2014

Most of the work has been done on the Quick Start Guide today. There is a small amount left to do, which is also directly related to the list of items in the installer, so that will be done in parallel. Also made a couple of late-breaking changes to SIMPOL Personal in the Form, Print, […]

21 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SIMPOL 1.8 Release Update 20 Mar 2014

Today we completed the update of five of the six books that we ship with SIMPOL Professional. The final book will be finished on Friday, the 21st of March. The books that are now complete are: SIMPOL IDE Handbook SIMPOL Language Reference SIMPOL Personal Guide SIMPOL Programmer’s Guide SIMPOL IDE Tutorial The PDF and online […]

20 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SIMPOL 1.8 Release Update 19 Mar 2014

Today virtually all of the release notes were written, and there were a lot of them. There are two versions, one that is included with the product, and one that goes on the web site. Also, the Language Reference Guide was updated with many extensions and 9 completely new chapters. On the 20th the changes […]

18 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SIMPOL 1.8 Release Update 18 Mar 2014

The good news is, we are all done coding. The bad/good news is, there is a lot of documentation to write, and we are still writing it. With any luck, we will finish the documentation on Wednesday. Then we will see how much work there is getting the installer ready. It is actually not surprising, […]

15 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SIMPOL 1.8 Release Update 14 Mar 2014

Finally we are finished with the coding. Today saw the completion of the changes needed to ensure the detail block scrolls correctly when adding and deleting records under program control. We also enhanced the quick report and graphic report results that we were getting, including making some minor changes to the actual libraries. Finally, a […]

13 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SIMPOL 1.8 Release Update 13 Mar 2014

Today was spent doing documentation. In the process of documenting the new sample, a couple of additional tests were made that had been missed previously. As we suspected, the handling of adding and removing data from a detail block was not being correctly reflected in the scroll bar nor was the positioning of the scroll […]

12 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SIMPOL 1.8 Release Update 12 Mar 2014

Well, today was another long day, but everything is now in and working. The SIMPOL Business sample application includes a graphic report as an invoice, a quick report based sales report, some additional icons on the tool bar for creating, modifying, saving and deleting records. Tomorrow will be a documentation day. With luck, most of […]

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