This is my first blog in a long time. It will be the first in a potentially long series and the subject will be quite different from that of my series of blogs in 2011/2012. In 2011/2012 I mostly wrote about functionality in ILWIS, i.e. the development of the new map window and all the visualization stuff that spawned from it. I probably will still write about that (work never stops), but my main focus will now shift to programming – programming for ILWIS NG (or ILWIS-Objects as people suggested to me).
In the first blog series, I tried to explain what changed in the 3.8 version and why it was so fantastic (!?). I consider that done now. Sure, new things will still be included in 3.8 and old things will be improved/resurrected or whatever, however, it is unlikely that you will see such sweeping changes as the 3.8 introduced. Since 3.8.3 is now more or less finished and a big reference document about the map window has been written, it is time to shift direction.