It’s been about six months since WeatherBug and I became partners in distributing my beginner’s programming language called Leopard as a trial version through their network. During that time, we’ve received some fantastic and encouraging feedback from the users, and over the past few months, work has been done on developing the next version of Leopard, and in turn, the first full version for distribution by WeatherBug. Now that the development work on the latest version has been completed, I’m happy to announce that Leopard v2.1 is finally ready for the public!
This version expands on many of the things that we started to demonstrate with the trial version, and implementation with WeatherBug’s data is now far more complete. Not only do you have access to more weather data, but the flexibility that you have with that data has also improved.
Of course, at its core, Leopard is a programming language, and we’ve added more features that will open up new doors in terms of what you can create with the tool. One notable addition is that you can now embed content from the Internet directly in your applications, and this helps to bridge the gap between the Internet and the desktop.
We’re not ready to start taking orders for the registered version just yet, but we wanted to spread the word and let everyone know that they can now give the latest version a try. Please let us know what you think, and if you’re a member of the educational community, then I’d love to speak with you. To get started, just download the latest version of Leopard and check out the included sample applications and the User Guide. Once you’ve developed your own programs, be sure to submit them to us so that we can share your work with the community.
Thanks for your support!