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Welcome back to the forum!  Although it probably looks the same, there have actually been a number of changes and fixes since you last visited.  Here is a quick summary:

  • We are on a new Server - And as this is a new server, it will likely have some "growing pains" while the optimum settings are tweaked.  If you encounter an error, please see the next bullet-point!
  • Reporting Forum Technical Problems - Rather than making a post, please use the new reporting form to send me details about the error.  That way I will actually see it!
  • Code Syntax Highlighting - A new feature that makes code easier to enter and read!  Just press the "code button" (the "<>" symbol at the top of the editor) and a modal window will pop up. Paste your code into it, and you're done! And when you publish, the code will be formatted with a "dark screen" format.  All existing code has been converted, if you want to see an example I made a test post you can look at.
  • Advanced Search Capabilities - You can now use brackets to search for an exact phrase. You can also use plus and minus signs to perform a boolean search.
  • A few Cosmetic Changes - Nothing major, the arrangement of the individual forums is a bit different and there are a few new graphics, but it mostly looks the same.  Archived content is now at the bottom of the forum.

 

In addition, there were several security fixes applied and a couple of PHP syntax errors were resolved. Boring stuff, I know, but it's what keeps the forum running.

Have fun!

😎

Bill

 

This topic was modified 3 months ago by DroneBot Workshop

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I like the dark code display!!!!  😊 

void setup()
{
#ifdef DEBUG
    Serial.begin(115200);
    delay(1000);
    dbg("\n");
#endif
    // Create the package for sending data -------------------------------------
    InqBee* pkg = CreatePackage(InqBee, META, CHANNEL, FREQUENCY);

    // Update the package with sensor data as necessary ------------------------
    pkg->voltage = ESP.getVcc() * 0.01;

    if (aht10.begin())
    {
        sensors_event_t humid, temp;
        aht10.getEvent(&humid, &temp);
        pkg->temperatureInside = temp.temperature;             // °C
        pkg->humidityInside = humid.relative_humidity;         // %M
    }

    if (bmp180.begin())
    {
        pkg->temperatureOutside = bmp180.readTemperature();    // °C
        pkg->pressure = (float) bmp180.readPressure() * 0.01;  // mbar
    }
    
    // Send the package --------------------------------------------------------
    PostPackage();
}

3 lines of code = InqPortal = Complete IoT, App, Web Server w/ GUI Admin Client, WiFi Manager, Drag & Drop File Manager, OTA, Performance Metrics, Web Socket Comms, Easy App API, All running on ESP8266...
Even usable on ESP-01S - Quickest Start Guide


   
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@inq I HATE IT. Yellow on Lt Blue is much more readable, green on black is almost the same as black on black. I don't know the technical name for that, but the colours are too close together.. I did research and studies at IBM to determine that Yellow on Light Blue was the most discernible and easiest on the eyes.

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@zander,  Everybody has one... opinions that is! 😋

I've done my own studies for myself and I don't care what IBM says.  For me black background is easier on the eyes.  I can't go 6 hours without eye-strain on a light background.  I've put in 30 hour stints with black and still didn't have eye-strain.  I like green comments as I WANT them to be less distracting than the code.

... but that's just my opinion.

3 lines of code = InqPortal = Complete IoT, App, Web Server w/ GUI Admin Client, WiFi Manager, Drag & Drop File Manager, OTA, Performance Metrics, Web Socket Comms, Easy App API, All running on ESP8266...
Even usable on ESP-01S - Quickest Start Guide


   
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@inq Thankfully, when I copy-paste, the colours don't come along.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.


   
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@inq , I have to agree with you on the color scheme..The white text with a black back ground, and the green text is less distracting for me.. however, to each his own I always say 🙂 !

Regards,

LouisR

LouisR


   
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