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Xojo 2023 Release 3

Xojo thoughts, news and tips

Issue: 21.6 (November/December 2023)
Author: Paul Lefebvre
Author Bio: Paul Lefebvre is a Xojo Software Engineer. He has been using Xojo and its prior versions since 2001.
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Xojo 2023 Release 3 shipped in early October. New features in this version include Zip support on FolderItem, a new Set class, and iOS MobileLocation support for GeoFencing and Visits.

Additionally, this version focused on bug fixes and improvements to Android and XAML.

Be sure to read the full release notes to see everything that has changed and be sure to check out the various posts about 2023r3 on the Xojo blog.

Storm, a SQLite Object Relational Mapper

Many years ago when I was doing Xojo consulting, I created Storm, which was a way to simplify communicating with SQLite databases. Storm is an ORM (Object Relational Mapper) that allows you to work with databases using objects.

An ORM is designed to help with the mismatch between databases, which consist of tables, rows and columns and program code which consists of classes, properties and methods. It's a common enough problem that most developers have created their own ORM at one time or another or at least looked into finding an existing one to use.

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