WeatherBug Command Problems

January 1, 2007

WeatherBug has been rolling their new and improved Web site out to the public, and while Leopard has been able to properly communicate with the Web resources from WeatherBug since its launch, I just noticed while doing some program testing that due to these recent site changes, a few of the WeatherBug commands in Leopard are suddenly not functioning properly. These commands include weatherbug local, weatherbug forecast, and weatherbug alerts.

For the time being, please use the other commands while I work with WeatherBug on resolving the problem. I’ll let you know when everything is back to normal.

Thanks for understanding, and I apologize for any inconvenience!


Leopard 2007

December 26, 2006

2006 was the start of a great new direction for Leopard, and I’d like to thank WeatherBug again for helping to make it possible. All I can say about 2007 is, “Bring it on!”


Leopard Feedback

December 20, 2006

Chris Sloop (CTO of WeatherBug) is trying to collect as much Leopard feedback as he can right now, and if you’ve downloaded the WeatherBug version of the software, then you probably already received his e-mail earlier this morning. If you have the time to do so, then please reply to his message and tell him what your thoughts are on Leopard.

As always, you may also send your feedback to the Leopard e-mail address (leopard@weatherbug.com).

Your support is greatly appreciated!



December 18, 2006

The TechWatch Radio episode that I was interviewed on was broadcast on Saturday, and in case you missed it, I just wanted to let you know that the audio is now archived so that you can listen to the show at your convenience. While we primarily talked about Leopard and its integration with WeatherBug, the conversation also covered some other things that I’m working on right now in addition to some news and viewpoints related to Windows, OS X, and Linux.

The part of the show that I’m on starts at about 7:18 and lasts until 38:45.

Listen Now!


Comparative Programming

December 14, 2006

While searching for discussion about Leopard, I saw that someone had made a nice addition to Leopard’s Wikipedia page. What they did was write the same program in Leopard and Just BASIC and then they compared the two to show how much simpler Leopard is to use.

If you want to see for yourself how the approach that Leopard takes to programming is different from other versions of BASIC, then be sure to check out this example.


Leopard 2010?

December 14, 2006

An interesting forum discussion about the next programming language for 2010 has been taking place online, and comments were made about the need for a language that can be used as if it were pure English instead of some overly complicated machine code.

This has always been my goal with Leopard, and forum member stevenp mentions the language near the bottom of the second page of the discussion. In response, kryton9 writes:

“Thanks for the link, never heard about that language. I bookmarked it and sent it off to my friends who want to get into programming but can never get into it. I think this language could be the magic one. I know I will have fun tinkering with it.”

Just like the example above, as we continue to raise Leopard awareness, more and more people will see that Leopard is a fantastic programming language for beginners. We need your help, so please tell others about the benefits of using Leopard!

Where will Leopard be in 2010? I have some ideas, but as of right now, your guess is as good as mine.


Are You Persuaded?

December 14, 2006

Marketing expert Steve Rubel (of Micro Persuasion) found Leopard to be worthy of a link on a recent roundup of Internet news that he posted on his blog. Thanks, Steve!