Tuesdays with Tadabase - April 11th 2023

:cowboy_hat_face: Howdy y’all and welcome back to another happening Tuesdays with Tadabase! Here’s what we’ve been up to this past week:

:toolbox: :crystal_ball: Our engineers are always thinking ahead and as your apps constantly grow, always looking for ways to optimize the database. Because of this, we’re working on a potentially powerful new feature called “Dynamic Fields,” enabling you to write custom code snippets that can run server-side or client-side to calculate complex equations.

The goal is to eliminate the need for multiple equation-type fields in exchange for one robust field that can output various display-only values. YAY!

Some under-the-hood items:

  1. This will use Handlebars where you can output values like this:
{{#is field_51 2}}
Field 51 is equal to 2
Field 51 <b>IS NOT</b> equal to 2
  1. One field will save a single value to the database but can output any number of values calculated in real-time.

Much of this is coming on our next update and if you’re interested in beta testing this for us, please let us know! Stay tuned :notes:

:school_satchel: Let’s revisit another Build it with Tim this week! Tim teaches us how to build a Company Portal / ERP. In this episode, we’ll learn how to build a large-scale application to function as a Company Portal or ERP using the entire Tadabase System, including the Data Builder and the Page Builder. Check it out! :chart_with_upwards_trend:

:dart: Want to know what we’re working on? We’ve made some updates to our goalmap to clue you in! :mag_right:

:scissors: Snippet of the week:

Scissors at the ready? Snip this snippet to keep the active menu item highlighted when working with the Menu Component. Snip the code here!

Thanks for joining us, folks! Happy building and see you, as usual, next Tuesday! :ocean: