Sunday, October 9, 2016

Version 1.04

In the latest version of the Simulator, there have been some more improvements which are listed below :

Version 1.04 - October 2016
    - Improve blue s/r box
    - add free version browser to timer
    - improve resizing so sketch window always there
    - bug fixes
    - improve class explorer
    - save Variables Dec/Bin/Hex on close
    - save Input/Output window settings
    - improve classes within classes xbee._response

Another update is that the forum has been restored here: This was accidentally deleted but since the SQL database was still present it was restored and there is a 6 month gap with no posts.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Version 1.03

Here are the changes to the Simulator: Version 1.03 - June 2016 - fixup Windows 10 styles - add in 8 more styles Vapor,Radiant,Jet,Emerald, Diamond, CopperDark, Copper, Coral - fixup confusion between colon for labels and ?: - fixup variables font - save Edit font on Edit cloase and open - fixup conversion from float to int - print negative floats - add in Check for Updates - auto update silent check on startup - reset free timer The main change was to add the updater tool which required two expensive purchases from a third party contractor. Now the Simulator will use the updater tool to check a text file which has the latest version on the first line. If there is a new version, the Updater tool will prompt to download the updated file from the link on the second line. The third line usually has a few comments about the major changes. Other fixes are to add in a few more styles and fix the Windows 10 style. The Win10 style problem was related to an extra or missing space in the name Windows 10. A few issues were also found with the Edit Window not saving the font size correctly and the Variables area row height not getting set. Between version 1.02 and 1.03, there were 4 sub releases from 1.02A to 1.02D for various reasons, mainly for fixups for users. Lately, the Simulator has seen a dramatic slow down - not sure why since according to App Analytics, the Simulator is now more stable than ever, runs faster and has very few issues. There are the odd file could not be created issues and but these may be windows related. Also, the user feedback has dropped off - maybe users are becoming shyer or more used to working with software which is not 100%. We encourage all users to speak up and let us know of all problems and even better any enhancements.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Simulator for Arduino version 1.02

Here are the details of the changes to Simulator for Arduino Version 1.02 Mar 2016 1. Allow setup in file other than tab1 2. Allow loop in file other than tab1 3. allow for arduino format files in directory - open all files in directory 4. make App Analytics an option 5. fixup memory leaks 6. fixup variable insight 7. fixup spurious fn return values - clear on reset 8. Fixup analog write pins to align with analog read pins 9. fixup due analog pins 10. fixup barcode memory leak 11. Add recent 12. digitalRead now sets pin mode 13. Improve Class Explorer 14. Allow SD\CardInfo.ino to load with Uno with first 3 Options on 15. Show (ErrEn) in Status bar when Errors Enabled 16. Speed up Syntax Colouring change Sent to 21401 Simulator users With App Analytics, we noticed there were a higher amount of crashes than desired - around 250 from 5000 starts every 30 days. Looking under the hood release some very basic overflow errors, which have now been fixed. The pascal compiler has a overflow array check which was turned off. We are now turning this on for most of the time. With improvements, we have noticed the feedback from users has quietened down. While this could be attributed to the program running better with less issues, this is a concern since user input is what drives this program and less user input means less innovation. So keep the comments coming. We are always looking at ways to improve and are keen to have more people on the team. Email us if this sounds interesting - we can't promise to pay millions unless of course you help generate this sort of income.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Simulator for Arduino v1.01

Below is the info relating to the latest release of the Simulator. There were a few issues relating to a 3rd party component which caused some error messages to pop up. This is now fixed (a few hours after release), and if the buggy version was downloaded, please download the new version which is saved in the same place.

On item we noticed right away, is there are very few Unsubscribe messages now, many, many positive feedback messages,  and the number of subscription renewals has gone through the roof. The Free version was just released today, and this now has the App Analytics included (the 3rd party component) which will allow the coders to target the most used areas of the Simulator.
Have a great 2016, and don't forget to upgrade to the latest Pro version.

What's new
Version 1.01 Dec 2015
   1. Fixup up if else issue
  2. Stop variables from flickering
  3. Add alignment to pin names
  4. Fixup the D13 light onthe Nano
  5. Update Nano to have pin name alignment
  6. Update Uno to have pin name alignment
  7. Improve the Insert Tab option
  8. Save file after insert tab
  9. Fixup the match bracket feature
  10. Update Sketch when changed externally
Sent to 20455 Simulator users