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Loupe 4.0 – New Web Look & Feel

Modernizing the User Experience While developing Loupe 4 we knew we were adding a lot of new UI functionality that would require brushing up the look & feel of the application.  We met with our favorite UX guys, RocketMakers in the UK, and they weren’t inspired by our plan.  Instead, they felt it was time…

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Loupe 4.0 Released with New User Focus and Expansive new Web UI

We’ve gone 4.0!  After 18 months of development, three betas and around 800 builds it’s finally here.  Our Loupe Service customers were upgraded this weekend and for everyone else you can download the latest release right away.  If you’re not currently using Loupe, definitely check out our new feature rundown on our main site. Back…

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Loupe and VistaDB releases with improved Windows 10 support and more

New versions of Loupe and VistaDB are now available that fix a few defects found since the last release of each product.  The most notable issue is a problem that affected every UI we build on Windows 10 where some computers had duplicate font families, causing our font-selection code to fail.  For VistaDB this only…

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Loupe 3.8? Nope, we’re going for 4.0!

Did we say Loupe 3.8? Nope, it’s going to be 4.0 because it’s just packed with new features. We’re confident you’ll find 4.0 is a big jump in how much value your team gets from Loupe and will be worth the wait.

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Loupe 4.0 Beta 1- Expansive new Web UI, better Desktop and Server integration

We’ve published the first beta of Loupe 4.0.  We’ve been using it internally for several months and it’s really changed how we use Loupe.  If you’re using our Loupe Service you’ll need to wait until it’s released but if you have your own private Loupe Server you can get a jump on everyone by updating to…

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VistaDB 5.1 Performance Analysis

VistaDB 5.1 Released with Big Performance Improvements

We’ve published a new release of VistaDB with our biggest performance improvements ever!  We set out a year ago to make a big improvement in the optimizer for VistaDB and ended up not just doing that but also dramatically improving the speed of the underlying storage engine! You can download this latest version immediately, or…

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Loupe 3.7.3 Maintenance Release Now Available

We’ve just published a new update to Loupe with a number of defect fixes and optimizations.  The Loupe SaaS platform has already been upgraded to this release, but Loupe Desktop and on-premises Loupe Servers should upgrade at their next convenient opportunity.  This is a free upgrade for all Loupe Desktop users and for any Loupe…

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VistaDB 5.1 Performance Analysis

VistaDB 5.1 Dramatically Speeds Up, Well, Everything!

Improvements to the low-level storage engine in VistaDB have resulted in dramatic improvement in operations across the board – Inserts are twice as fast, updates four times as fast, and most queries get significant performance bumps as well.

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VistaDB 5.0 and 5.1 Updates Available Now

We’ve published new versions of VistaDB 5.0 and 5.1 which resolve known issues.  In the case of VistaDB 5.1 Beta 2 it includes the fixes previously published in VistaDB 5.0.6 as well as problems unique to the new 5.1 optimizer.  For production applications, you’ll want to upgrade to 5.0.7.  If you want to try out…

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Developing Loupe 4 – New Server Extension API for System Integration

If you look back at our plans for version 4 you’ll notice that rich defect tracking integration is one of our “must do” items.  We’ve had defect tracking integration for years – it predates Loupe Server.  And therein is the problem:  The extensibility API that it relies on was limited to the features available in Loupe…

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