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Created a bespoke extension for SkySpark and HttpClient that auto-authenticates HTTP requests to the Also Energy Cloud API and obfuscates credentials from console and log views.
Now runs on SkySpark v3.1, and a new
afHttpConfig() function allows config to be set for the current session.
Provides integration with Axon Encryptor and compatibility with SkySpark v3.1.
Re-write of the original Axonator code.
Axon Encryptor runs on SkySpark v3.1, splits the runtime code into its own extension, and provides seamless integration with Pod Builder.
The web address for our training connector has changed.
We have updated this in module 5.2 of SkySpark Engineer and module 11 of Engineer Journal.
All of our existing users have been notified about the change via email.
Fantom Factory was a sponsor of this year's SkyPosium 2021.
Although we could not be there in person, we made sure that would not stop us from leaving an impression, by delivering an incredible video talking first and foremost about everything that we do, as well as a little bit about us and our team.
See our article for more details.
The code behind this TechLog page has been updated so TechLog entries may also show display images.
Read the amazing backstory of our Alpha Colony! We've released a fun freebie comic book for you to enjoy on our MARS training platform!
We use the Alpha Colony scenario for consolidatory training techniques AND to make these boring subject matters actually enjoyable!
Our new version of this Axon eLearning course (and the accompanying Axon Journal) is designed specifically for the new open source HAXALL platform.
- Tailored and tested for the new open source HAXALL platform.
- Updated content including images and description changes
Completely agnostic of using any commercial products, learn how to use Axon as it relates to the key technology elements of Haxall, such as the Folio database.
See our news article for more details!
The new Axon Docs v0.2.0 brings continued compatibility with SkySpark 3.0.28+ !
All functions have been re-tagged to conform to the new library split in the later SkySpark versions. And tabbing out of Axon Docs and back in again doesn't lose your settings any more.
And... Axon Docs is still compatible with older SkySpark versions too!
We've re-evaluated our course achievements; assigned more appropriate names, and designed fresh new badges for each.
- Lift Off! - Correctly answer your first exercise
- Space Odysse - Successfully complete ALL the exercises
- Astro Vision - Watch any video from start to end
- Celestial Cinema - Watch ALL the videos from start to end
- Ace of Space - Pass a checkpoint with the top score of 100%
- Galaxy Brain - Pass ALL checkpoints with the top score of 100%
- Mission Accomplished - Pass the final assessment of the course
- Maximum Velocity - Pass the final assessment, first time, with a score of 100%
- Saving the Planet - A special achievement for completing ALL optional material.
More than that, we've also reallocated their XP points so harder achievements are worth more XP. Can't say fairer than that!
This MASSIVE boost to the SkySpark Analyst eLearning course is a refresh for SkySpark 3.0.29 and incorporates:
- A whole new module
- 5 new topics
- 20 new questions
- New achievement badges and XP allocation
- fresh new videos (no more creepy hand pointer - sigh) Not to mention a complete overhaul of all the existing content, exercises, checkpoints, and an updated final assessment!
Updated Pod Builder to work with the latest (3.0.29) version of SkySpark.
It sounds easy, but involved investigating and solving some backwards binary compatibility problems with the various versions of SkySpark! Phew!
Thanks to Carlos Garcia for reporting the incompatibility.
Fantom Pod Manager dynamically resolves pod dependencies, providing a targeted environment for building, testing, and running Fantom apps.
Fix for shifting transitive dependency trees during dependency resolution.
Renders Fantom objects as HTML forms complete with client and server side validation.
Has been released.
It is an implementation of the JSON-RPC v2.0 specification.
Released the FREE course companion to SkySpark Engineer.
Fantom Factory was a Silver sponsor at the 2021 Haystack Connect virtual conference, and delivered a high energy video in the PitchFest event.
If there had been votes for the best PitchFest presentation, we would have surely won!
To give potential customers the extra confidence they really are about to purchase quality eLearning, we've added an average 5 star rating to all our course summaries. The ratings are calculated real time from all our customer course reviews.
And yes, all our courses really DO average 5 out of 5 stars!
Released a FREE SkySpark extension and an external synthesised Haystack data source to complement our SkySpark Engineer training course.
Thanks to John Ang for feeding back improvements:
- Altered Q2.2.1 to make it more realistic with regard to Project Haystack tags
- Explained how whitespace around values in
.triofiles is optional
- Fixed Q2.5.3 to follow SkySpark conventions for IO files.
- Made assessment Q8 more lenient.
Thanks to John Ang for feeding back these following improvements:
- Tweaked the punctuation in Q3.1.1 and Q3.1.2
- Fixed typo in 5.2 Get, Set, D'Oh code example
- Reworded Q5 in Checkpoint 8.4 to be a little clearer
- Fixed a typo in a code example in topic 9.3 Functions requiring lambdas
- Replaced usage of
hisClear()in revision question Q11.2.1 with a more correct
We are happy to sponsor a pre-recorded talk of Fast Track COVID-19 Alternative Care Facility (ACF) by Ryan McClain of Pinnacle Engery Services Inc.
Work completes on our fantastic new short video that really showcases what our new SkySpark Engineer training looks like!
Axon Programmer 2.1 is released, boasting:
- Updated and tested for SkySpark 3.0.28 (from v3.0.25)
- New video giving an overview of the Axon Command Console
- Links to the new SkyFoundry documentation
Completed a major update and re-design of our internal HTTP Client library.
It now handles persistent (keep-alive) connections as defined by HTTP 1.1 making data transfer up to 3x faster!
The new connection agnostic design also paves the way for a new HTTP 2.0 implementation.
Frantically updated 100s and 100s of documentation links across all our 9 courses after SkyFoundry updated their website to conform too Haystack 4.
The first public release of SkySpark Engineer 1.0.
Learn how to use Project Haystack (v4) Tagging, Site Builder, the Folio Database, filter expressions, Connectors, and Rules.
Create new project, site, and equip records, bind points, import and collect history, tune Connectors, set up Rules, and view Sparks.
SkySpark Engineer has it all!
Oh, and Happy Birthday Emma! :D
Refactored the mechanism in which website Articles are loaded to accommodate a more flexible directory structure.
Course expiry dates are now shown in the dashboard - under the Course Descritption tab.
Axon Command Console updated to have an explicit "Test Code" button, making it more obvious to distinguish between "Practice" and "Answer" modes.
Manages pods and their dependencies, providing a targeted environment for building, testing, and running Fantom apps.
Heavily refactored FPM config parsing and made locating repositories more natural and linux friendly.
Courses' progress bars often displayed a higher percentage complete than they should.
They now reset themselves to what they should be, the next time they update.
Rewrote course descriptions and added a preview of our new SkySpark Engineer course.
Sterling Bay's 333 N. Green St. property is the first in Chicago to receive the WELL Health & Safety Rating thanks to our development of the Sonrai Indoor Air Quality web application.
See the video report in WELL Health & Safety rating verifies workplace safety during COVID-19 by AB7 News for details.
Kira, Glitch, Leroy, and Astrid have all been re-designed by our new illustrator and now reside on Alpha Colony.
SkySpark Analyst, Axon Programmer, Watt's Up, and the Tutorial have been updated with new content and story enhancements to better show the new style and character emotions.
Training seriously doesn't get any better than this!
Enhanced form feedback of failure messages and tweaked the Google reCAPTCHA logic.
Created an internal SkySpark extension to import and view all our user data in funky Fantom Views.
This helps us greatly with monitoring students, code, and fixing problems.
We're watching you!
A BSON specification implementation.
Optimised reading and writing BSON documents.
Finished adding new pages and grooming page layouts
Content has been split up into multiple pages to make finding information easy and straight forward. The new pages are:
- Why learn with us
- What is Alpha Colony
- Customer Reviews (live)
- Fantom Software Services
- Programming Portfolio
- Tech Log
Utilities and software patterns commonly associated with data objects.
An IoC library for providing injectable config values.
Read config from
secret.props by default.
We are now able to offer official trial versions of our courses, with restricted course assessments and a limited access time period.
Amended the Mars Dashboard to show trial versions and display new messages.
New look and updated information for our welcome aboard instructions for courses - and extensions!