Whither My Reviews

Someone pinged me today and asked why I hadn’t done a review of Xojo 2021 R1 or R1.1.  The truth is that doing a review takes a fair bit of time and effort and I am NOT the person that should do these reviews any more.  

First, neither my employer or myself are using Web 2.0.  I still have *a* client using Web 1.0 and, well, nothing that Xojo is doing is helping me there.  Second, I have *a* client that has a Xojo iOS project and I do minor updates about once a year but I’m barely using anything new.  Third, I’ve avoided API 2.0 for the most part.

So what is there to review?  What valuable input can I give?  I don’t know.  I spend most of my time using Xojo to create and modify desktop Mac, Windows, Linux applications and console applications for those same environments.  Not sure I have a lot to say about the latest releases other than that we’ve mostly kept up to date with them.  I’m neither excited or disappointed by them.

They fix some things, they break some things, and it takes another release to fix what they broke.  This is a cycle that’s been repeated ad nauseam for…well…ever.  I just don’t have the need or drive to be a relentless cheerleader any more.

The blog was always a way to advertise our consulting services and developer products.  Since I have no need for either at this point I wonder how long I’ll keep the blog active.

Who knows, maybe I’ll find something I want to talk about with Xojo.  Or maybe some other language.  I’ve been doing some work with Go and it’s an interesting language.  Some of the brevity of C but with the strong typecasting of Xojo/Java but with really, really good concurrency options.  But Go is certainly not Xojo nor is it intended to be Xojo.  Some things I like.  Some things I don’t.

I appreciate people reaching out asking about Xojo reviews.  I think that ship has sailed and probably won’t come back to port for the foreseeable future.