Huge New Blawx Features: Save to and Load from file, Aggregates, more…
Saving and Opening Blawx Workspaces
You can now save your work in the live demo of Blawx to a file on your local device, and load a workspace from a file on your device.
This is a hugely important feature in order to let people use Blawx to solve real-world sized problems, so it’s very exciting to see it in the wild.
Start from Scratch
In our previous update, we made Blawx save your workspace to your browser, so that when you refresh the screen you don’t lose your work.
Which means we need a new way to start from scratch (pun intended). The “Clear Blocks” button at the bottom of the interface has got you covered.
We have added an aggregate block, which allows you to ask the tool to find the minimum value, maximum value, or count the number of objects with a value, among other things.
Various Bug Fixes
Boring stuff, but it needed to be done in order to get the save and load feature working. All the comparitors are now working, and the block used to indicate that two objects are the same object is now working.
The live demo of Blawx now has all of the features required for our next planned demo, and maybe a set of video tutorials on how to use Blawx to generate that demo code. So we’re going to eat our own dogfood and start building something.
The demo will show how Blawx makes it easy to encode complicated rules, and use them to easily calculate the answers to multiple, different, complicated questions.
As always, if there’s anything you’d like to see, don’t hesitate to let us know.