May 25, 2007
As some of you may have noted, beta 1 was only available for a pretty limited amount of time. After getting the first reports, it seemed to have a more serious bug, making it crash too much on some machines, and I didn't want too many people to experience this. Hopefully, this should be resolved for beta 2. The fastest of you (probably the RSS subscribers) did get to download beta 1, and you provided me with huge amounts of feedback - thank you! Beta 2 comes with loads of bugfixes, tweaks and minor additions, all because of your great work. Keep it up and see if you can earn one of the 5 free commercial WebCoder 2007 licenses we will be giving away to the best betatesters, once the final version has been released!
Download TSW WebCoder 2007 beta 2 - please provide feedback in the beta forum
In the next week, I will be very busy working on another project, so I might not be that active in the forum. Please don't let that keep you away from posting, I will be reading every word of it and reply to it once I'm done with the project. I'm looking very much forward to getting your feedback, so keep up the good testing! :)
Please notice that TSW WebCoder 2007 requires the .NET framework to run. The installer will try to install it for you, if you do not already have it. For more information about the .NET framework, please see our .NET info page. Also, please be aware that this is beta software. It's meant for testing only, and if you don't feel comfortable using software with known bugs and quirks, you should wait for the final version.
May 16, 2007
I'm very happy to announce that the first beta version of TSW WebCoder 2007 has just been released. Build directly on top of WebPad.NET, with all the features you know from WebCoder 2005 plus a bunch of new and improved features, you get the best from all worlds. But enough marketing talk for now - hopefully you wish to try the new version without any persuasion :). Be sure to go through the first beta version and check that your favorite features are still there and working the way you want it to. In the beginning of the beta process, I'm willing to implement new stuff, but the further we get, the more important it is to keep the new features to a minimum and mostly fix bugs and improve existing features.
Download TSW WebCoder 2007 beta 1 - please provide feedback in the beta forum
I hope you enjoy this beta version. Be sure to let us know what you think of it. All feedback is very welcome in the beta forum.
Please notice that TSW WebCoder 2007 requires the .NET framework to run. The installer will try to install it for you, if you do not already have it. For more information about the .NET framework, please see our .NET info page.
Please be aware that this is beta software. It's meant for testing only, and if you don't feel comfortable using software with known bugs and quirks, you should wait for the final version.
P.S In case you're wondering what's new in this version, be sure to check out earlier posts on this blog, where we've gone in depth with a bunch of the new stuff in WebCoder 2007.
May 7, 2007
I told you a bit about TSW SiteSync in this post and I promised you some screenshots. However, a test version is far more interesting than screenshots, so I have been working hard on polishing SiteSync up for the first beta version. I have tested it on several servers, and it should be pretty stable, but as usual, if you don't feel like testing unfinished software, you should wait a while, for the final version. With that said, I hope you will download the beta version and give us some feedback. Despite the fact that it has been released as a beta version, we're still open for suggestions - it has not been released only for bughunting, but also to get ideas for extra functions and improvements.
Download TSW SiteSync beta 1 - please provide feedback in the beta forum
To get started using SiteSync, please click the help button in the main window. It will show you a nice little "Getting started" guide, but if you have any questions, please ask. All feedback is more than welcome, and I would really like to hear what you think of it. I hope to see you all in the beta forum :)
May 6, 2007
I wrote about it some time ago and now it's here: TSW WebPad.NET 1.10. I'm releasing it for you, the readers of this blog, first, to see how you like it. I'm hoping that you'll tell me if I messed anything up while working on the update :). As I wrote earlier, this release is mostly about fixing minor glitches from version 1.0, but I have added some small but nice features here and there, like the ability to remember your open files/project etc. Please give it a try and let me know what you think of it in the beta forum.
Download TSW WebPad.NET 1.10
If you're already using WebPad.NET, you should be aware that this update will overwrite your syntaxcoloring settings. You may want to take a backup of your settings directory before installing. It can usually be found in C:\Documents and Settings\<Your username>\Local Settings\Application Data\TSW\WebPad.NET\settings\.
Also, please notice that if you have purchased WebPad.NET, you will need a new key to use the application beyond the usual 25 executions. Please contact us with your name and order ID if you need a key.
May 3, 2007
As you are probably already aware of, WebCoder has become an editor with a strong focus on PHP. It was only natural for me to develop WebCoder in that direction, when I started using PHP for all my web projects. With WebCoder 2005 I was really happy with the set of PHP features implemented, especially the PHP IntelliSense, since I've always been a huge fan of IntelliSense functionality. With "WebCoder.NET", we take it to the next level! The PHP IntelliSense has been rewritten from scratch, and then tweaked all over. The IntelliSense support in version 2005 will seem basic to you, once you've seen what "WebCoder.NET" can do. I've added support for constants and interfaces, and WebCoder will now be aware of the visibility for variables and functions. Support for static variables and functions have been added too, along with the self and parent keywords. You will also notice that WebCoder now suggests stuff whenever you start writing a word, if it's in the correct context. This list includes everything relevant, that is, PHP functions, reserved words, your own variables, functions and classes and so on. Besides that, almost every aspect of the IntelliSense has been tweaked, to help you out in most situations, with less annoyance. But have a look at the demo and see some of the new functionality and how easy and fast it is to write PHP code with the next version of WebCoder:
PHP IntelliSense demo
Let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, comments or feedback in general :)