XOJOs future predicted by AI - funny and remarkable!

After reading the other thread about ChatGPT I decided to ask some questions about XOJO. I have to say this is not my meaning here - though I would agree to almost everything it gave back to me:

What makes Xojo special compared to other develoment environments?

Xojo is a development environment that allows developers to create native apps for multiple platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, and the web, using a single codebase. This is a unique feature compared to other development environments, which often require separate codebases for each platform. Additionally, Xojo provides a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface for building GUI elements, making it accessible for developers of all skill levels. Furthermore, Xojo supports a variety of programming languages such as Python, C++, and JavaScript, which makes it a versatile tool for developers.

Is it a good decision to rely on Xojo and to invest time to improve knowledge about Xojo?

It depends on the specific use case and requirements of your project. Xojo is a good option for creating native apps for multiple platforms using a single codebase, and its user-friendly drag-and-drop interface can make it accessible for developers of all skill levels. However, if you are looking to create an app that requires low-level access to system resources, or if you are developing for a platform that Xojo does not support, then it may not be the best choice.

Investing time to improve your knowledge about Xojo can be beneficial if it aligns with the needs of your project and your career goals. However, it’s important to keep in mind that technology changes quickly, it’s worth to consider the current and future popularity of the technology and its community.

Overall, it’s worth considering Xojo as a development option, and weigh the pros and cons against your project requirements and career goals. It could be a good idea to try a small project with Xojo first, to evaluate if it is the right tool for you.

How do you see the future of Xojo compared to other develeopment environments?

It is difficult to predict the future of Xojo compared to other development environments as it depends on various factors such as market demand, competition, and the company’s ability to innovate and adapt to changing trends. However, based on the current market trends and the features that Xojo offers, it seems to have a niche in the market for creating native apps for multiple platforms using a single codebase.

Xojo has been around for over 20 years, and it has a loyal user base, which suggests that it has a stable future. However, it’s a relatively small player in the market, and it faces competition from more established and popular development environments such as Visual Studio and Xcode.

It’s worth noting that the competition is fierce and constantly evolving, and new technologies are emerging all the time, so it’s important for Xojo to continue to innovate and adapt to changing market trends in order to remain competitive. The company is constantly working on new features and improvements, and they have recently released a new version of the software with new features and functionality, so that’s a good sign that they are working to stay relevant.

Overall, while Xojo has a niche in the market, its future success will depend on its ability to adapt to changing trends and continue to innovate.

Do you think the size of the Xojo company or the responsibility of Xojo’s CEO may geopardize Xojos success in the future?

The size of a company, as well as the leadership and management skills of its CEO, can have an impact on its success in the future. A smaller company like Xojo may face challenges related to resources and funding for research and development, marketing, and other areas necessary for growth and innovation. However, this does not necessarily mean that Xojo’s success is jeopardized.

A small size can also be an advantage, as it can allow for more flexibility and agility, and can be less bureaucratic than larger companies. A smaller company can also be less impacted by any internal politics and can have a more focused vision.

The CEO of a company plays a vital role in its success as well, his leadership skills and strategic vision for the company can be decisive for the company’s future. If the CEO has a good understanding of the business and the market and is able to make sound decisions, it can help to ensure the company’s success.

It’s worth noting that the software development industry is constantly evolving and new technologies are emerging all the time. As such, it’s important for Xojo to stay agile and responsive to market changes, and to continue to innovate and improve its product. This could be a challenge for a small company with limited resources, but it’s not impossible.

Overall, while the size of a company and the responsibility of its CEO can have an impact on its success, it is not the only factor to consider. The company’s ability to adapt to changing trends, innovate and respond to market changes will also play a crucial role in its future success.

Sorry for that last question - I asked because this is often an issue when I talk to other developers about Xojo and it’s future. And it gives a response that I could not have written better myself.

May be Xojo marketing department should use these copyright free answers in its FAQ? (Just joking :grinning:) I think GhatGPT got already most of it from Xojo’s website. What do you think? True or False? Glad and sorry to be binary only here.

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Interesting. So that’s ChatGPT is it?

After reading its responses to the questions, it looks as if it reads the question, and digs up a boilerplate response that sort of fits, inserting the word XOJO wherever necessary (but not often) and gives a vague answer that isn’t exactly wrong, but doesn’t really say anything that couldn’t be applied to any product. In other words, it’s a step or two above ELIZA but that’s about it.

It’s a bit of a relief actually. I won’t have to worry about losing my job to AI, at least not for a few more years.


“Geopardize” - nice Freudian slip! :joy:


As a kinda reply, I worked at Blackmagic Design in their very early days (there were 9 of us). That was nearly 20 years ago and now they absolutely dominate their market sector worldwide.

When they entered the market their prices were set at 10% of their competition and they drop lower often. I remember Grant Petty saying at the time, “(the competition) can’t match our prices. Imagine going to a shareholders meeting with ‘We want to drop our prices by 90%’!” And development lead times were insane back then. Probably also about 10% of the competition due to the courage to release MVP.

Being small doesn’t have to be a disadvantage.


this ai does not tell the trueness, it response somthing that was public in web or by human training.

i not agree with this

… single codebase

it is marketing-minded

What truth lies in the statement that “Xojo supports a variety of programming languages such as Python, C++, and JavaScript”?

Where does it get that from? Only being able to open other apps and run shell commands is not what I would expect from this statement.

Does it refer to the availability of plugins and libs that can use JS- and Python-interpreters? That’s nothing special - nearly language can use those features, as long as someone provides the bindings. But that’s not native support by Xojo and doesn’t belong into the marketing blob

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Stupid inferences noticing probably some talks about those subjects linked to Xojo, maybe from the old or this forum, I guess it builded its “knowledge” crawling web around 2021". So ChatGPT tries taking for granted some interops with those languages.

Sometimes it learns from interactions, and learns wrongly.


In other words, ChatGPT “saw it on the Internet, so it must be true.”

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It is very human-like in the sense that it’s a shameless BS-er when it isn’t sure of itself.


I have a son who quips : Abraham Lincoln famously said: “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet.”


My wife, for shits and giggles, asked chatGTP to write piece for her podcast. All I can say is, if you’re a professional writer, you’re safe for the foreseeable future. :smiley:


You are right.

40 years ago, people told me “it was in the press, so it is true !”.
But it was false, plainly wrong, real BS.

One must base its writings using at least two different and reliable sources that you check.
That is something that is mostloy never been done nowadays…

Its Year 9-level summarisation. No real insight at all.


Please think: It is ChatGPT and not ExpertGPT - this will be the next version :rofl:

But it’s fun to play with. Not more.

Yes and no. I separated the “working” code from the interface and this is really working everywhere. But no for the UI and UX. So it is at least not completely wrong.

the framework is different for each target.
different classes names and not 100% same functionality.
i remember DrawObject is not supported everywhere.

share the same source code (from business logic) desktop and web was not possible.

The safe and more precise one is set to be released on the year 2342, our generation and few others won’t see it. And the machine uprising starts just after 3728 using the breakthrough new generation of hybrid quantum-photonic CPUs with high density positronic memories. We won’t be around here to see.

They will say “Do you remember this? We do.”

Keep learning and programming. Chat apps are just fun for some.


My expectation:
The Expert version will hold up-to-the-minute data and will be used to predict stock prices and will sell for millions.

Microsoft Power Automate test a chat input which result into a visual workflow.

i think AI will reveal human stupidity very soon …

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I’ve saw many stupid tries of ChatGPT of writing software, few here, AFAIR none here were even compilable, but ChatGPT was very assertive of the BS it was writing.

Please, don’t drive a car projected by ChatGPT. It may blow in a fireball on the streets.

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