Tech Log

Keep track of our latest developments.

Find out what's new across all of our technology streams.

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12 Nov 2021
Also Energy Cloud API

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.

11 Nov 2021
New software icons

New icons for our commercial software on StackHub.

Axon Encryptor Http Client Pod Builder

10 Nov 2021
SkySpark Engineer question adjustment

Reworded Q8.2.9 to be clearer.

We have updated this in module 8.2 of SkySpark Engineer.

Thanks to the feedback from Darius Minus.

10 Nov 2021
HTTP Client updated to v2.1.0

Now runs on SkySpark v3.1, and a new afHttpConfig() function allows config to be set for the current session.

09 Nov 2021
HTTP Client v2.0.10

New support for custom HTTP client plugins, updated the underlying HTTP Client library to v2.0.4.

Fixed a bug relating to Digest authentication and another where the afHttpUriPlusQuery() function would throw an NPE.

Thanks to feedback from David Binstock

Http Client

04 Nov 2021
Pod Builder v1.2

Provides integration with Axon Encryptor and compatibility with SkySpark v3.1.

Pod Builder

04 Nov 2021
Axon Encryptor v2.0 Release

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.

Axon Encryptor

19 Oct 2021
Dark Theme for F4

A dark mode theme for the Fantom F4 IDE, based on the "doom-vibrant" theme for Doom Emacs.

Check out GitHub for more details.

14 Oct 2021
SkySpark Engineer connector change

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.

13 Oct 2021
Fantom Factory sponsors SkyPosium 2021

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.

SkyPosium

23 Sep 2021
Updates for SkySpark v3.1

Updated and re-compiled 8 custom client connectors, extensions, and pods so they continue to work with the new SkySpark v3.1 release.

22 Sep 2021
PodBuilder Ext 1.1.16

BugFix: Removing a Trio file from the Folio View did not delete the actual file on the file system. Now it does!

Thanks to feedback from Ian Habermann of AFM.

16 Sep 2021
Axon Docs Ext 0.2.2

The Axon Docs v0.2.2 is now fully compatible with SkySpark 3.0.29!

Fixed an error when a previously documented function could not be found.

Thanks to feedback from Simon Challet.

14 Sep 2021
New Haxall v3.1.1 download

Updated the Haxall article to link to our new build of Haxall v3.1.1.

14 Sep 2021
TechLog Images

The code behind this TechLog page has been updated so TechLog entries may also show display images.

13 Sep 2021
SkySpark Engineer section tweaked

The rule writing section of our SkySpark Engineer course (7.6 - Assigning Spark costs) has been updated to add help on how to recompute a spark rule.

Thanks to feedback from Javier Betancourt.

11 Sep 2021
Fantom 1.0.77 Windows Installer

With the release of Fantom 1.0.77, we have updated our Windows Installer.

Download it from the Fantom website!

06 Sep 2021
SkySpark Engineer feedback improvement

The disMacros section (4.7) of our SkySpark Engineer course has been updated to give a better example and clearer instruction.

Thanks to feedback from Javier Betancourt.

02 Sep 2021
Release of our FREE Online Comic Book

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!

Alpha Colony Backstory Graphic

See our LinkedIn post for information, or go directly to our training site and create a free account to access it right now!

24 Aug 2021
Axon Programmer v2.3

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!

29 Jul 2021
Axon Docs Ext 0.2.0

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 loose your settings any more.

And... Axon Docs is still compatible with older SkySpark versions too!

17 Jul 2021
F4 IDE 1.1.6

Updated the embedded Fantom runtime to Fantom 1.0.76, fixed many long standing bugs, and fully enabled Dark Mode.

Download the latest release from GitHub.

14 Jul 2021
JSON 2.0.12

A JSON to Fantom object mapping library.

API updates.

13 Jul 2021
SkySpark Analyst Energy question updates

Updated questions relating to the Energy Profile View (module 7) to give clearer answers.

Thanks to James Gessel for the feedback.

13 Jul 2021
Pod Builder Ext 1.1.14

Added a fix for a ValDef validatation bug in SkySpark 3.0.29, see the SkyFoundry forum for details.

Thanks to Leroy Simms of ABI Advantage LLC for reporting.

11 Jul 2021
New course acheivements

We've re-evaluated our course acheivements; assigned more appropiate names, and designed fresh new badages for each.

The acheivements:

  • 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 acheivements are worth more XP. Can't say fairer than that!

10 Jul 2021
SkySpark Analyst 3.0

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 acheivement badges and XP allocation
  • fresh new vidoes (no more creepy hand pointer - sigh) Not to mention a complete overhaul of all the existing content, exercises, checkpoints, and an updated final assessment!
10 Jul 2021
Pod Builder Ext 1.1.12

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.

07 Jul 2021
FPM Fantom Pod Manager 2.1.2

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.

30 Jun 2021
FlowWorks Connector for SkySpark

Finished development on a SkySpark Connector for FlowWorks complete with optimised HTTP 1.1 keep-alive connections!

25 Jun 2021
Fantom Factory eLearning coursed now have 8 weeks of access!

After reviewing the general demand of our own students, we've just increased our eLearning access to 8 weeks!

See our LinkedIn Post for more details.

20 Jun 2021
Form Bean 1.2.8

Renders Fantom objects as HTML forms complete with client and server side validation.

API updates.

19 Jun 2021
Axon Programmer hint update

Added more help to the hint in Q11.2.1 of Axon Programmer.

Thanks to April Slotterback for the feedback.

19 Jun 2021
New Fantom Factory video, "Our SkySpark eLearning range"

This 2 minute video introduces each of our training courses, to help you choose your SkySpark learning journey!

Our SkySpark eLearning range

13 Jun 2021
JSON-RPC 0.1.0

Has been released.

It is an implementation of the JSON-RPC v2.0 specification.

03 Jun 2021
BiqSave becomes a Fantom Factory eLearning Distributor

BiqSave of Norway is now listed as a Fantom Factory eLearning distributor!

See Our Resellers for details.

BiqSave

01 Jun 2021
SkySpark Engineer Spark Costs tweak

Tweaked the wording around Spark Costs in section 7.6 of SkySpark Engineer.

Thanks to Jay Radia for the feedback.

17 May 2021
Pod Builder Ext 1.1.10

Now contains Axon functions to build, install, and upload pods - allowing Pod Builder to be scripted.

Thanks to Ian Habermann of AFM for the suggestion.

14 May 2021
SkySpark Analyst question tweak

Corrected a slight mis-understanding in Q6.4.4 regarding the Energy app.

Thanks to Brandon DeLorenzo for the feedback.

13 May 2021
SkySpark Engineer question hint tweaks

Reworded some question hints in "Module 5 - Connectors" to add extra help.

Thanks to Samuel Weisenberg for the feedback.

12 May 2021
Sonrai IAQ Web Application

Released an updated analytics dashboard page for the Sonrai Air Quality Fantom web application.

Sonrai Analytics Page - by Fantom Factory

11 May 2021
Axon Programmer lambda tweak

Added an extra explanation around lambda function arguments and updated the model answer for Q8.3.2.

Thanks to Andrew Lynch for the feedback.

07 May 2021
New Fantom Factory video, "Build a SkySpark project with tags"

Re-released our Haystack Connect PitchFest presentation for all to see!

Build a SkySpark project with tags

04 May 2021
SkySpark Engineer Journal

Released the FREE course companion to SkySpark Engineer.

04 May 2021
Fantom Factory sponsors Haystack Connect 2021

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!

Haystack Connect

02 May 2021
Average star ratings for our eLearning courses

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!

27 Apr 2021
SkySpark Engineer Digital Tools

Released a FREE SkySpark extension and an external synthesised Haystack data source to complement our SkySpark Engineer training course.

Arcadia Toolkit

25 Apr 2021
SkySpark 10pt Licences - not for sale.

After talks with SkyFoundry, we no longer facilitate sales of SkySpark 10 point licences from Active Facility Monitoring.

Instead, you must purchase licences yourself from your SkySpark resller... or Active Facility Monitoring.

23 Apr 2021
Sonrai IAQ Web Application

Released a new dashboard and chart page for the Sonrai Air Quality Fantom web application.

Sonrai Dashboard Page - by Fantom Factory

23 Apr 2021
SkySpark Engineer question tweaks

Clarified questions Q4.7.3 and Q4.7.4.

Thanks to Mike Robbins for the feedback.

20 Apr 2021
SkySpark Engineer tweaks

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 .trio files is optional
  • Fixed Q2.5.3 to follow SkySpark convensions for IO files.
  • Made assessment Q8 more lenient.
18 Apr 2021
Axon Programmer tweaks

Thanks to John Ang for feeding back these following improvements:

  • Tweaked the puncutation 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 hisRemove()
16 Apr 2021
Reverse SkySpark Connector

Made various (authentication) updates to our SkySpark extension that allows SkySpark instances to report their health and status to a central monitoring station via the SkySpark Connector framework.

13 Apr 2021
Fantom Factory Fat Logos

Desgined and released new Fantom Factory FAT Logos for situations that require a smaller aspect ratio.

Fantom Factory FAT Logo

12 Apr 2021
SkySpark 10pt Licences - now for sale!

In conjunction with Active Facility Monitoring we now offer SkySpark 10 point licences for sale to accompany our training courses.

10 Apr 2021
Fantom Factory sponsors Cx Energy 2021

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.

07 Apr 2021
SkySpark Engineer Marketing Video

Work completes on our fantastic new short video that really showcases what our new SkySpark Engineer training looks like!

> Introducing our SkySpark Engineer eLearning course <

06 Apr 2021
SkySpark Programmer 2.1

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
05 Apr 2021
HTTP Client Forever!

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.

29 Mar 2021
IoT Warez becomes a Fantom Factory eLearning Distributor

Another great company, IoT Warez, joins the ranks as a Fantom Factory eLearning distributor!

See Our Resellers for details.

IoT Warez

28 Mar 2021
Updated SkyFoundry documentation links

Frantically updated 100s and 100s of documentation links across all our 9 courses after SkyFoundry updated their website to conform too Haystack 4.

Eeek!

23 Mar 2021
SkySpark Engineer 1.0

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

22 Mar 2021
Sonrai IAQ Web Application

Released an updated Kiosk mode page for the Sonrai Air Quality Fantom web application.

Sonrai Kiosk Mode v2 - by Fantom Factory

22 Mar 2021
Axon Journal typo fix

Fixed a typo in Axon Journal.

Thanks to Willem Timmers for the feedback.

18 Mar 2021
Intellastar becomes a Fantom Factory eLearning Reseller

Fantom Factory are happy to welcome Intellastar as the latest reseller of our eLearning courses.

See Our Resellers for details.

Intellastar

17 Mar 2021
Fantom Factory becomes a Digital City Awards 2021 Finalist

We were estatic to be informed that Fantom Factory were shortlisted as a finalist in the 2021 Digital City Awards for the category Best Use of Technology - Education!

See Digital City Awards 2021: The Shortlist for details.

Digital City Awards 2021 - Finalist

10 Mar 2021
Sonrai IAQ Web Application

Released a mobile microsite for the Sonrai Air Quality Fantom web application.

Sonrai Microsite - by Fantom Factory

09 Mar 2021
Ecosave becomes a Fantom Factory eLearning Reseller

Fantom Factory are delighted to welcome Ecosave as a reseller of our eLearning courses.

See Our Resellers for details.

Ecosave

07 Mar 2021
Articles

Refactored the mechanism in which website Articles are loaded to accomodate a more flexible directory structure.

06 Mar 2021
Course expiry dates

Course expiry dates are now shown in the dashboard - under the Course Descritption tab.

03 Mar 2021
Project Cloning Extension

Delivered updates to our SkySpark extension that completely clones an existing SkySpark project - and updates ALL deeply nested references.

02 Mar 2021
New look Axon Command Console

Axon Command Console updated to have an explicit "Test Code" button, making it more obvious to distinguish between "Practice" and "Answer" modes.

24 Feb 2021
F4 FPM 1.1.10

Updated F4 FPM Plugin to use the new version of FPM.

24 Feb 2021
FPM 2.1.0

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.

12 Feb 2021
Fixed course progress bar

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.

10 Feb 2021
Pod Provisioning Extension

Updated extension so Jobs and Logs are compatible with both SkySpark 3.0.27 and earlier 3.0 releases.

09 Feb 2021
SkySpark Engineer - coming soon!

Rewrote course descriptions and added a preview of our new SkySpark Engineer course.

08 Feb 2021
BuildingFit offers Fantom Factory eLearning courses

BuildingFit were always excited to be Fantom Factory distributor, but now they have a whole page on their website dedicated to out eLearning products!

See Fantom Factory Courses for details.

04 Feb 2021
Sonrai IAQ Web Application

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.

Sonrai Kiosk Mode - by Fantom Factory

01 Feb 2021
NEW character cartoon designs

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!

31 Jan 2021
Login / register pages

Enhanced form feedback of failure messages and tweaked the Google reCAPTCHA logic.

29 Jan 2021
Axon Programmer question tweaks

Tweaked excerise Q3.2.5 and checkpoint Q3.6.5.

Thanks to Yandre Lozano for the feedback.

25 Jan 2021
Fantom Views for Course Analytics (internal)

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!

20 Jan 2021
BSON 1.1.2

A BSON specification implementation.

Optimised reading and writing BSON documents.

19 Jan 2021
New pages, new designs!

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)
  • Resellers
  • FAQs
  • Fantom Software Services
  • Programming Portfolio
  • Tech Log
14 Jan 2021
Bean Utils 1.0.12

Utilities and software patterns commonly associated with data objects.

Minor updates.

12 Jan 2021
IoC Config 1.1.2

An IoC library for providing injectable config values.

Read config from secret.props by default.

11 Jan 2021
Pod Builder Ext 1.1.8

Transform your Axon functions, Views, and Apps, into custom SkySpark extensions.

Bug fix.

Thanks to Carlos Garcia for reporting.

07 Jan 2021
eLearning trial version implementation

We are now able to offer official trial versions of our courses, with restricted course assessments and a limited access time period.

06 Jan 2021
Dashboard updates

Amended the Mars Dashboard to show trial versions and display new messages.

06 Jan 2021
Updated course instructions

New look and updated information for our welcome aboard instructions for courses - and extensions!

02 Jan 2021
New online shop page

Redesigned our online course shop page, and with new Time Capsules.

This is the start of a larger piece of re-design work.

30 Dec 2020
Created Launchpad community site

Created the first community site for the Project Haystack community to share events and ideas.

25 Dec 2020
Pod Builder Ext 1.1.6

Transform your Axon functions, Views, and Apps, into custom SkySpark extensions.

Bug fix.

Thanks to Carlos Garcia for reporting.

23 Dec 2020
Pod Builder Ext 1.1.4

Transform your Axon functions, Views, and Apps, into custom SkySpark extensions.

Records may be edited from the Folio / trio files view.

Thanks to Ian Habermann of AFM for the suggestion.

16 Dec 2020
Hach FS Data SOAP Connector

Delivered a SkySpark connector that imports history data from the Hach FS Data SOAP API.

16 Dec 2020
Pod Builder Ext 1.1.2

Transform your Axon functions, Views, and Apps, into custom SkySpark extensions.

Bug fixes.

Thanks to Carlos Garcia and Ian Habermann for reporting the issues.

08 Dec 2020
HTTP Client Ext 2.0.8

Axon functions for making HTTP requests to REST APIs

New function for adding query parameters to Uris.

Thanks to Stephen Frank for the suggestion.

27 Nov 2020
Launch of our YouTube channel

Launched our very first YouTube channel with playlists for software, eLearning and tech talks.

25 Nov 2020
New course certificate designs

Redesigned the course certificates with our new styling, and to capture each certificate serial number - new feature!

23 Nov 2020
100% Lighthouse

Our marketing website just scored 100% across the board in Chrome's Lighthouse tool!

  • 100% for Performance
  • 100% for Accessibility
  • 100% for Best Practices
  • 100% for SEO

And we have a video of fireworks to prove it!

Fantom Factory scores 100% in Chrome's Lighthouse development tool

That was for Desktop, our lowest score on Mobile is 93%!

20 Nov 2020
New branding release

Worked with Lemontop creative agency to produce an updated company brand design - a new set of brand guidelines and an exciting new look!

18 Nov 2020
Choose an avatar

Select a custom avatar in your user profile (with Flicking).

17 Nov 2020
Axonator Ext 1.0.8

Encrypts and obfuscates Axon source code

Minor updates.

15 Nov 2020
Axon Programmer 2.0

More questions, more story, more awesomeness!

11 Nov 2020
Customer Reviews

New page to host our live customer reviews from course feedback - published automatically from Mars!

11 Nov 2020
Axon Journal 2.0

Complete re-write of the reference material. Still FREE!

07 Nov 2020
Fandoc 0.0.6

Alternative and extensible Fandoc writers that provide intelligent context.

API updates.

04 Nov 2020
Marketing Material

Released lots of marketing logos, images, and PDFs for our resellers.

31 Oct 2020
Pod Builder Ext 1.1.0

Transform your Axon functions, Views, and Apps, into custom SkySpark extensions.

Internal optimisations.

25 Oct 2020
SkySpark Analyst - Ratings

Added Thumbs up / Thumbs down rating sections throughout the course, across all 3 locales.

25 Oct 2020
Thumbs up / down ratings

New thumbs up / thumbs down rating feature to allow immediate feedback on course sections during training.

24 Oct 2020
AWS S3 SkySpark Extension

Delivered a suite of Axon functions that integrate SkySpark with Amazon Web Services S3 storage REST API.

19 Oct 2020
Watts Up 1.0

Released our FREE mini SkySpark challenge - Watt's Up!?

16 Oct 2020
SkyPosium 2020

New banner and public page for SkyPosium 2020.

12 Oct 2020
Course reviews

New Course Review feature to automatically prompt and capture a course review at the end of a training course.

11 Oct 2020
Platform notifications

Released new Notifications feature to inform you of course events and achievements.

08 Oct 2020
Pickle 1.0.0

Pickles Fantom objects to and from strings

API updates.

08 Oct 2020
Pickle 0.0.4

Pickles Fantom objects to and from strings

First public release of Pickle, base code liberated from core Fantom serialisation framework.

05 Oct 2020
Pod Builder Ext 1.0.6

Transform your Axon functions, Views, and Apps, into custom SkySpark extensions.

Bug fix.

Thanks to Leroy Simms of ABI Advantage LLC for reporting.

05 Oct 2020
Pod Builder Ext 1.0.4

Transform your Axon functions, Views, and Apps, into custom SkySpark extensions.

New archive functionality for records.

30 Sep 2020
Belimo Cloud FIN Connector

Delivered a FIN (not SkySpark!) connector that synchronises and imports data from the Belimo Cloud REST API.

30 Sep 2020
Belimo Cloud Fin Ext 1.0.0

FIN 5 Connector for the Belimo Cloud API

First public release.

28 Sep 2020
New login page

New rocket powered login page design by Chis Wade at Pixel Much.

Blast off!

21 Sep 2020
Project Cloning Extension

Delivered a SkySpark extension that completely clones an existing SkySpark project - and updates ALL deeply nested references.

21 Sep 2020
Sticky sidebar

Sticky sidebar to ease course navigation - no more endless scrolling to find the bottom of the menu!

13 Sep 2020
EfanXtra 2.0.6

A library for creating reusable Embedded Fantom (efan) components

API updates.

28 Aug 2020
SkySpark Analyst 2.0

Publicly released SkySpark Analyst 2.0.

More questions, more story, more awesomeness!

Updated content to be compatible with the latest SkySpark 3.0.25.

26 Aug 2020
Axon Programmer - SkySpark 3.0.25

Updated course to be compatible with the latest SkySpark 3.0.25.

26 Aug 2020
New look dashboard

Released whole new look for the Dashboard and course pages, based on new Alpha Colony site designs from Chis Wade at Pixel Much.

21 Aug 2020
Pod Builder Ext 1.0.2

Transform your Axon functions, Views, and Apps, into custom SkySpark extensions.

Bug fixes.

Thanks to Jaap Balvers of BAM for reporting an issue.

18 Aug 2020
Tutorial 1.4

Renamed "Induction Training" to "Tutorial".

Rewrote and simplified course to make it more of a "How to" guide.

14 Aug 2020
INNAX SOAP Connector

Updated our SkySpark connector that imports data from the NL INNAX SOAP API.

12 Aug 2020
Duvet 1.1.12

Something soft and comfortable to wrap your Javascript up in!

API updates.

12 Aug 2020
New monologue characters

New cartoon monologue images for Kira, Leroy, and Astrid, each with different expressions. Drawn by Sadun.

04 Aug 2020
Axon Views for Course Analytics (internal)

Created an internal SkySpark app to import and view all our user data in Axon Views.

This helps us greatly with monitoring students and fixing problems.

We're watching you!

04 Aug 2020
Pod Builder Ext 1.0.0

Transform your Axon functions, Views, and Apps, into custom SkySpark extensions.

First public release.

28 Jul 2020
SkySpark Analyst - French translation

Translated the entire course content into French to offer as an additional locale option.

28 Jul 2020
Story mode toggle

Not in a funny mood? Don't want to read about the ongoing problems at Alpha Colony?

Now you can switch off the story line and concentrate on the course.

27 Jul 2020
Pegger 1.1.4

Parsing Expression Grammar (PEG) for when Regular Expressions just aren't enough!

API updates.

24 Jul 2020
Sonrai IAQ Web Application

Delivered our first public release of Sonrai IAQ, a Fantom web application for monitoring Indoor Air Quality across multiple locations.

14 Jul 2020
Danfoss Connector

Updated our Danfoss connector to sync data from more Danfoss sources.

14 Jul 2020
HTTP Client Ext 2.0.6

Axon functions for making HTTP requests to REST APIs

Bug fix.

Thanks go to Joe Firrantello for reporting.

08 Jul 2020
Reverse SkySpark Connector

Delivered a SkySpark extension that allows SkySpark instances to report their health and status to a central monitoring station via the SkySpark Connector framework.

08 Jul 2020
HTML Parser 0.2.8

Because only Chuck Norris can parse HTML with regular expressions

API updates.

04 Jul 2020
Axont Ext 0.0.10

Unit test runner and assertion functions for Axon

Minor updates.

21 Jun 2020
Axon Journal 1.0

Free supplemental Axon reference course given FREE upon completion of Axon Core.

17 Jun 2020
Rebrand of product icons

Rebranded our course product icons with updated graphics.

10 Jun 2020
Mongo 1.1.12

A pure Fantom driver for MongoDB

API updates.

09 Jun 2020
Pod Provisioning Extension

Delivered a SkySpark extension that automatically provisions updated pods (and their dependancies) from StackHub to SkySpark instances.

01 Jun 2020
Fantom Factory v5.0

The public release of the 5th generation Fantom Factory website!

01 Jun 2020
Fandoc 0.0.4

Alternative and extensible Fandoc writers that provide intelligent context.

API updates.

01 Jun 2020
Google Analytics 0.1.10

An IoC service to render Google's Universal Analytics script

API updates.

01 Jun 2020
Sleep Safe 1.0.6

Sleep safe knowing you're guarded against CSRF, XSS, and other web attacks

API updates.

28 May 2020
Let's shop!

Integration with Octobat and Stripe for payments, to front our new mini shop.

19 May 2020
Reveal answers for Axon questions

We realise that if you get really, really stuck on a Axon question - it can sometimes be really useful to see the actual answer to find out where you're going wrong.

So now, if you get an excerise wrong 3 times, you can reveal the correct answer. But we've disabled copy / paste so you still have to type out the correct answer your self!

19 May 2020
HTTP Client Ext 2.0.4

Axon functions for making HTTP requests to REST APIs

API updates.

18 May 2020
Multiple attempts at assessment Axon question

Axon assessment questions are hard, have lots of requirements, and easy to get wrong if you don't read the question very carefully.

But this is no different to coding in real life - so it seems harsh to penalise people for silly mistakes.

For this reason, Axon questions in an assessment may now be attempted 3 times before it is finally marked wrong.

17 May 2020
Mongo 1.1.10

A pure Fantom driver for MongoDB

Support for MongoDB 4.2.

17 May 2020
Json 2.0.10

A JSON to Fantom object mapping library

API updates.

16 May 2020
Axon Docs Ext 0.1.4

View Axon Documentation categorised for dot operator use

Minor updates.

15 May 2020
EfanXtra 2.0.4

A library for creating reusable Embedded Fantom (efan) components

API updates.

15 May 2020
Removed print styling

Training content is for the individual and should not be shared.

13 May 2020
Axont Ext 0.0.8

Unit test runner and assertion functions for Axon

Minor updates.

Thanks to John MacEnri of Crawley Carbon for the pull request.

11 May 2020
News article pages

Development of news article pages, so we may incorporate a mini blog site.

08 May 2020
Contact us!

Google reCAPTCHA and email integration so we may integrate a "Contact Us" page.

04 May 2020
Belimo Cloud Connector

Updated our SkySpark Connector for Belimo Cloud to work with their new Auth0 framework and the new SkySpark v3 connector framework.

04 May 2020
Belimo Cloud Ext 1.0.2

SkySpark Connector for the Belimo Cloud API

Updated to use SkySpark's new v3 connector framework and Belimo's new Auth0 authentication.

01 May 2020
Development begins!

First initial code commit of a new Fantom based marketing website.

28 Apr 2020
Induction Training 1.3

Rewrote course to cover more question types, and to focus more on Alpha Colony and less on Fantom Factory values.

28 Apr 2020
Induction Training 1.2

Reduced the number of achievements earned.

27 Apr 2020
Pillow 1.2.2

Something for your web app to get its teeth into!

API updates.

27 Apr 2020
BedSheet 1.5.16

A framework and IoC container for web applications

API updates.

26 Apr 2020
Butter 1.2.12

Helps ease HTTP requests through a stack of middleware

API updates.

16 Apr 2020
Trove Tariff Extension

Delivered Bespoke StackHub licensing code for the Trove Tariff Extension.

16 Apr 2020
Pegger 1.12

Parsing Expression Grammar (PEG) for when Regular Expressions just aren't enough!

API updates.

16 Apr 2020
Google ReCAPTCHA 0.0.4

Client and Server code to process Google reCAPTCHA responses

First public release.

16 Apr 2020
Markdown Parser 0.1.0

Parses Markdown text into Fandoc objects

Re-wrote entire parser to use the awesome Pegger v1.1.

14 Apr 2020
Google Drive Backup Extension

Delivered a SkySpark extension that integrates with Google Drive via Axon functions.

The extension provided resumable uploads for large Backup files.

Integrating with Google's horribly complicated OAuth framework was undoubtedly the hardest part of this piece of work!

13 Apr 2020
Duvet 1.1.10

Something soft and comfortable to wrap your Javascript up in!

API updates.

13 Apr 2020
HTML Parser 0.2.6

Because only Chuck Norris can parse HTML with regular expressions

API updates.

13 Apr 2020
Bounce 1.1.12

A headless browser for testing web sites and BedSheet applications

API updates.

13 Apr 2020
Sitemap v1.1.2

Creates XML sitemaps for BedSheet Applications

Updated to use the latest BedSheet and Pillow.

11 Apr 2020
Axon Docs Ext 0.1.2

View Axon Documentation categorised for dot operator use

Minor updates.

10 Apr 2020
Sitemap 1.1.0

Creates XML sitemaps for BedSheet Applications

API updates.

10 Apr 2020
Slim 1.3.2

A concise and lightweight templating language for generating HTML

Updated to use the awesome Pegger v1.1.

06 Apr 2020
Axon Programmer 1.0.0

Axon Programmer goes LIVE!

06 Apr 2020
Alpha Colony 1.2.0

Platform ready for Axon-Core release!

02 Apr 2020
Axon Programmer - Beta release

Axon Programmer gets ready for public viewing!

31 Mar 2020
Induction Training 1.1 - US Locale

Translated course into American English.

25 Mar 2020
Axon Programmer - US Locale

Translated the whole course into American English.

16 Mar 2020
SkySpark Analyst - US Locale

Released SkySpark Analyst with a whole new American English locale.

Gotta keep the Americanz happy!

06 Mar 2020
Axon Programmer - Questions

With most of the content drafted out, now begins the difficult task of creating the Axon questions! Exercises, Checkpoints, Assessments, etc...

06 Mar 2020
Alpha Colony 1.1.4

Platform ready to preview new Axon-Core course.

06 Mar 2020
Alpha Colony Construction

Allow courses to be versioned.

06 Mar 2020
Axon Command Console

Axon Command Console - first revision.

This mimics the SkySpark Shell View and lets students run Axon commands from the course pages.

03 Mar 2020
Chargepoint Connector

Updated a SkySpark Connector for Chargepoint products to work with the new SkySpark v3 connector framework.

21 Feb 2020
Pelican Connector

Updated a SkySpark Connector for Pelican products to work with the new SkySpark v3 connector framework.

21 Feb 2020
Alpha Colony Construction

Course description / preview pages.

19 Feb 2020
Induction Training 1.0

Free mini course that introduces you to Fantom Factory and the Alpha Colony.

12 Feb 2020
Google reCAPTCHA

Added Google reCAPTCHA support to login and register pages - No SPAM for us!

10 Feb 2020
SkySpark Analyst 1.0.0

First public release of the whole new SkySpark Analyst.

10 Feb 2020
Alpha Colony 1.0.0

Initial launch of our new eLearning platform, completely written in Fantom and hosted ourselves.

09 Feb 2020
EfanXtra 2.0.2

A library for creating reusable Embedded Fantom (efan) components

API updates.

08 Feb 2020
Web site themese

CSS theme support, starting with a classic and Mars theme.

02 Feb 2020
Alpha Colony Construction

Implemented final course assessments.

25 Jan 2020
Form Bean 1.2.6

Renders Fantom objects as HTML forms complete with client and server side validation

API updates.

24 Jan 2020
Alpha Colony Construction

Users may now earn eXperience Points (XP).

24 Jan 2020
Alpha Colony Construction

Created Achievements and plugged them into the event engine.

23 Jan 2020
Json 2.0.8

A JSON to Fantom object mapping library

Support for dynamic typing via _type fields.

17 Jan 2020
Alpha Colony Construction

Implemented Course checkpoints.

13 Jan 2020
Axonator Ext 1.0.6

Encrypts and obfuscates Axon source code

Minor updates.

12 Jan 2020
Axon Programmer - Initial commit

Initial commit of Axon Programmer notes for use in the new Alpha Colony platform.

12 Jan 2020
Alpha Colony Construction

Framework for rendering and sending (via MailGun) transactional emails.

11 Jan 2020
HTTP Client Ext 2.0.2

Axon functions for making HTTP requests to REST APIs

API updates.

10 Jan 2020
Alpha Colony Construction

Implemented client side Vimeo Player with eventing.

07 Jan 2020
Alpha Colony Construction

Implemented Drap-drop question type.

05 Jan 2020
HTTP Client Ext 2.0.0

Axon functions for making HTTP requests to REST APIs

Rewritten entire code base to use an all new internal HTTP Client library from Fantom Factory.

03 Jan 2020
Alpha Colony Construction

Implemented Multiple-choice and Fill-in-the-blanks question types.

02 Jan 2020
EfanXtra 2.0.0

A library for creating reusable Embedded Fantom (efan) components

Re-written to use efan 2.0.

02 Jan 2020
Pillow 1.2.0

Something for your web app to get its teeth into!

API updates.

02 Jan 2020
efan 2.0.4

A library for rendering Embedded Fantom templates

API updates.

01 Jan 2020
SkySpark Analyst - Initial copy

Initial commit of material for the new Alpha Colony platform.

Content imported over from the WordPress site.

31 Dec 2019
Alpha Colony 0.0.4

Functionly, you may login, and then start, view, and complete a course.

01 Dec 2019
Alpha Colony Construction

Development begins on a whole new, Fantom based, application website for eLearning.

15 Nov 2019
STP Client Extension

Delivered a SkySpark extension that acts as an STP Client for sending SHIP messages via Axon functions.

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