When you work on a product long enough and depend on it every day you grow attached to it. It’s been years since I’ve done a normal Xojo database application because ActiveRecord makes things so much faster and safer. The feedback we’ve received has almost been universally positive.
So when I decided to take a full-time position this spring I started shopping for a new home for ActiveRecord and ARGen because so many Xojo developers depend on it. Today, I’m announcing that ARGen is now owned and maintained by Strawberry Software https://strawberrysw.com.
This is great news for a variety of reasons. First, Tim Parnell is an excellent developer and I know he’ll do an excellent job maintaining and improving the product. He’s already shared with me some of things he plans on doing with ARGen and I’m looking forward to using it. Second, Tim worked for BKeeney Software for years and was one of the developers that worked on ARGen so he’s intimately familiar with it already. He’s used ARGen in consulting projects for us and is now a Xojo consultant on his own so you can be assured it will continue to be maintained and grow with Xojo.
What does this mean for ARGen users? You’ll get an email from Strawberry Software in the next couple of days for a new download. You’ll be able to use your existing license code and you’ll be on their license system. Then wait for future updates. With the updates I know about I think it will be worth the wait.
I want to thank everyone that was an ARGen user over the years. It makes me happy that we were able to make a difference in many Xojo developers lives.
So go on over to Strawberry Software’s website and check out ARGen and Tim’s other fine pieces of software for Xojo developers.