Just Code Challenge

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  2. 4 weeks ago

    Just to get things right: we need to make 10-14 different apps (so not just added functionality on the previous app)? And how is a project judged: do we need to provide code or can we show screenshots?

  3. Alberto D

    Jun 19 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro
    Edited 4 weeks ago

    It will be great if we can also have some projects that grow with new functions each week.

    I read "share your projects to help others learn" that at least some code/information will be posted. Maybe some projects could be included as new examples in a later release?

  4. Wayne G

    Jun 20 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro New Zealand axisdirect.nz

    My submission wk1 . While this emulates my beloved first digital device (a calculator purchased in 1974) hence the red digits on the screen & the very simplistic math available (true to life!), the project also demonstrates to a certain extent the value of MVC (Model View Control) and the use of control groups in UI design.

    I am assuming that these projects will be open source - mine sure is.

  5. Paul L

    Jun 20 Xojo Inc http://developer.xojo.com

    @Jeremie L Do the projects need to be open source?

    The project file does need to be shared in some way as the idea is for others to learn something from your code. You don't have to officially post it to GitHub or anything -- a simple download link is fine.

  6. Paul L

    Jun 20 Xojo Inc http://developer.xojo.com

    @Rutger dJong Just to get things right: we need to make 10-14 different apps (so not just added functionality on the previous app)? And how is a project judged: do we need to provide code or can we show screenshots?

    There is no judging. Anything you make counts. Iterating over one app for 10-ish weeks is an interesting take and I think is fine -- after all you are "just coding". Be sure to post a project each week so people can see and learn from the progress, though.

  7. Paul L

    Jun 20 Xojo Inc http://developer.xojo.com

    @Alberto D;Poo Maybe some projects could be included as new examples in a later release?

    Yes, at least some of the ones I end up making will be included as examples with Xojo.

  8. Bill K

    Jun 20 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers Las Vegas, NV

    My first one is done. I used it as an excuse to play around with SQLite. A very simple app, a take-off of the "to-do" list, it's a way for writers to track ideas for their articles/stories, dates written, and dates published. I called it "Write Idea". It was a fun, low-level intro to SQLite. I have no idea if my use of SQLite was "best practices" compatible but the app works and it was great fun playing with it for the sole purpose of learning.

    https://github.com/wkapeles/write_idea

  9. Jeremie L

    Jun 20 Pre-Release Testers, XDC Speakers Europe (France)

    @James D Unfortunately I don’t have time this summer, put here is an idea for an app:

    • determine users location
    • display current weather, temp and wind speed
    • show 5 day weather forecast, with breakdown over the day

    Great suggestion, iOS project will be posted on Friday!

  10. Jeremie L

    Jun 22 Pre-Release Testers, XDC Speakers Europe (France)

    Simple iOS Weather App

    https://www.jeremieleroy.com/upload/justcode2018/week1.zip

  11. Jonathan E

    Jun 22 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Las Vegas, NV

    Simple calculator. My first complete desktop app.

    https://github.com/joneisen/Calculator

  12. Edited 4 weeks ago

    A very simple loading of csv-data (it will be part of a web app later actually) from our library backend systems. To check the functionality, the Chillkat Xojo plugin (free) has to be downloaded.

    Project and small sample data
    https://surfdrive.surf.nl/files/index.php/s/CUCeOpBGbKJ1LjO

    Chillkat
    https://www.chilkatsoft.com/xojo.asp

    Hope it counts, as the app does nothing else than insert data into a database. So it only has one button :P

  13. Jay J

    Jun 22 Alaska

    It's still Friday here in Alaska... ;)

    Presenting the iTunes Affiliate Link Maker. Here's a 1-minute video that shows what my entry does:
    https://youtu.be/GsTswR6haA4

    And here's a link to the project itself:
    http://jayjennings.com/justcode/iTunesAffiliateLinkMaker.xojo_binary_project.zip

    Glad to have found out about #JustCode in time for this first Friday!

    Jay

  14. Now it seems that there is a separate thread for the projects from week 1 (bit annoyed at the lack of communication regarding rules etc. Xojo)... do we need to repost there?

  15. Jay J

    Jun 22 Alaska
    Edited 4 weeks ago

    Hmm... I guess I'll go repost in that other thread.

    For people who are looking, it's here:
    JustCode Week 1 Projects

  16. James D

    Jun 23 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe (Switzerland)
    Edited 4 weeks ago

    @Jeremie L Great suggestion, iOS project will be posted on Friday!

    It came from the free code camp exercises

  17. James D

    Jun 23 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe (Switzerland)

    Another idea for someone The Berlin Clock . I was asked for an implication of that as part of a recruitment test a while back

  18. @James D Another idea for someone The Berlin Clock . I was asked for an implication of that as part of a recruitment test a while back

    Sounds like a nice and not too hard challenge for playing with images.

  19. Julian S

    Jun 25 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro UK
    Edited 4 weeks ago

    I've just had an idea for this weeks submission, Just a few thoughts on the setup of the challenge:

    Maybe shift the end date to end on Sunday so someone at Xojo can post on Monday morning with the new weeks thread instead of interrupting their weekend with a Friday/Saturday new thread?

    Maybe create a thread for each weeks submissions on the day after it closes so people know where to post and that the new thread denotes the closure of the previous weeks submissions? This helps if someone is ready to post their project on a Wednesday but they are away on an extended weekend.

  20. 3 weeks ago

    Jay J

    Jun 30 Alaska

    Just wanted to say thanks to Xojo for doing this #JustCode thing -- I'd been poking at Xojo a little bit, but this is what's convinced me to dive back in*. For the last couple years I've been working in a "Microsoft shop" and had talked myself into thinking that if I wanted to do anything serious on the side I'd have to use MS stuff. As a long-time Mac Zealot that just made me want to throw up.

    But after the last couple weeks of drinking the Xojo kool-ade in the evenings and on weekends, I'm liking the taste. :) It's a bit frustrating because I've forgotten enough that I'm slower coding right now, plus Xojo has changed a lot since RealStudio 2011.

    Anyway, thanks, Xojo!

    Jay

    * I made my living from 2004 to 2014 with Real, but never made the jump to Xojo.

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