February 4, 2016
25 or so years ago we were designing one accounting application that required intensive input of numbers by operators.
That was in Russia at the time when personal computers were just appearing in offices massively.
Amount of numeric data that operators needed to input was enormous and as in any financial institution the requirement for correct input was very high.
Operators were quite professional and were doing very fast blind input by hands at the time when their eyes were focused on paper sheets with data.
In order to help them to verify their input I invented and implemented “musical” verification. When focus lefts numeric field, the application is playing melody where each digit has its own tone. I was surprises how effective it happened to be. At the end of first day operators were able to determine at least number of digits filled and after some time some of girls were even able to tell exact number by only hearing the melody.
October 9, 2015
After 6 years Sciter Engine finally got its own home : sciter.com.
The site is not complete though, I am still working on content, documentation in particular. The plan is to combine in one place stuff that was spread across many sites and blog articles.
Forum users are advised to re-register on Sciter’s new forum at sciter.com/forums/ hope you will find it more comfortable.
Note #1: we have changed Sciter prices.
Note #2: Sciter’s versions RSS channel is here, please update your links.
October 6, 2015
Mr Ramon F. Mendes have published his Omni tools that allow to use Microsoft Visual Studio to design markup and Sciter specific code:
I’d recommend to give a try to this great tools, you will love them!
Never tried acrylic paints before, and here we go:
view from Richmond towards Vancouver Island
It’s naïve of course but reflects my mood at that sunny day on Westcoast.
September 23, 2015
I am adding zip resource packaging support to Sciter v. 22.214.171.124.
Imagine that you have some folder where your app files are located:
then you can load it into the Sciter using …/content/index.htm path. Nothing new up to this moment.
But with ZIP packaging support you can compress that folder into single content.zip file and load that zip into the engine as a whole using …/content.zip url.
Sciter will unzip that archive on the fly and will try to find and load either one of following files at its root: index.htm, index.html, main.htm or main.html.
All relative links inside that file will be resolved against content of the zip. So if you have <img src=”images/img1.png”> then its URl will be resolved to artificial
…/content.zip/images/img1.png and the image will be loaded from the zip.
Given schema allows to use same content in a folder or as packaged into zip file without any changes.
Among other use cases consider zip packaging for downloading applications over the wire – it will minimize bandwidth and eliminate multiple http connection requests for resources of the application.