24 Dec 2022
Destination Mars!

We are celebrating a new exciting eLearning release - Destination Mars!

And even better - it's absolutely FREE!

As STEM UK and International Mars Society ambassadors we are proud to release this public education to help raise awareness of space exploration and colonisation efforts on the planet Mars.

We hope to inspire more people to get involved with digital skills and roles which can be applied to exciting space careers or even to existing industries involving, say, environmental technologies and Smart Buildings perhaps!

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21 Dec 2022
Fantom Factory - 2022 What a Year!

Thank you everybody for another fantastic year for Fantom Factory!

We've summarised all the amazing things you have helped us to achieve in 2022 in this quick video - available on YouTube:

15 Dec 2022
SkySpark Engineer updates

We finally got round to updating the SkySpark Engineer eLearning courses with over 20 tweaks and suggested improvements we've had from student reviews.

Thanks everyone!

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14 Dec 2022
Fantom Factory - A Christmas Special

We're celebrating the holidays with a unique video - our Fantom Factory Christmas Special!

Take a look behind the scenes of how we make tutorial and training videos at Fantom Factory! The struggle is real!

Available on YouTube:

06 Dec 2022
HTTP Client Ext 2.1.12

This release sees a small fix for non-English browser locales:

  • Bug: Fixed HTTP "Quality Value" parsing error that could affect browsers with non-English locales.

Visit HTTP Client on StackHub

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05 Dec 2022
Axon Encryptor v2.0.6

We've added vital support for Axon components!

  • New: Axon Encryptor now encrypts Axon Components and rules.
  • New: Added encryptComps option to cmd-line, Fantom Task, and UI settings to disable the new Axon Component encrypting feature.

Read our release notes on StackHub.

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02 Dec 2022
Eggbox 0.2.2

We've made some changes to how the Eggbox (Fantom pod repository) website parses Fantom and Fandoc.

Browse our Eggbox documentation - ON EGGBOX!

02 Dec 2022
BedSheet 1.5.18

BedSheet is our platform for delivering web applications written in Fantom. It provides a rich middleware mechanism for the routing and delivery of content over HTTP.

This latest version includes a round of updates such as:

  • New: HttpStatus.toErr() to replace HttpStatus.makeErr().
  • Chg: The filename directive the Content-Disposition HTTP header as set by HttpResponse.saveAsAttachment() is now quoted. This fixes an issue in new versions of FireFox.

(Thanks to Sean Rosin of Bernhard for reporting.)

Find out more in the full documentation

01 Dec 2022
Arcadia Toolkit Functions

We've updated our toolkit inline with the latest Project Haystack tagging methodology to include new data tags into our Arcadia training data.

  • haystackWriteLevel is now a tag on our (Drill Depth SP)
  • a pointWrite endpoint

For more information on the toolkit see our March 2022 article

28 Nov 2022
HTTP Client Ext 2.1.10

We have enhanced this new version of Http Client Ext with several changes, including a rework of the HTTP/1.1 Keep-Alive functionality.

  • Bug: Fixed a UTF-8 sizing bug with high-end Unicode characters

See the documentation for details.

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28 Nov 2022

Improvements to our online shop pages.

We fixed up some broken links to our online course page for our free course:

Introducing Haystack

22 Nov 2022
Custom SkySpark development

A client tasked us with creating an application in SkySpark to monitor an maintenance inventory flow between their SkySpark sites and equipment.

We created and delivered an application entirely in Axon, making this simpler and easier to support internally going forward and made our client very happy!

Read our client reviews

21 Nov 2022
Client SkySpark extension updates

A new SkySpark release! We were happy to test and update 12 custom SkySpark extensions for a valued client to make sure they can upgrade to the latest SkySpark version - v3.1.6.

16 Nov 2022
Fantom Factory custom SkySpark dashboards video

We've released a new video to showcase all of the different types of views and dashboards that you could achieve with SkySpark!

Our video shows how you can customise displays inside the SkySpark application - or add your own unique and luxurious front-end instead.

Available on YouTube:

14 Nov 2022
Kaiterra Cloud Ext 1.1.0

This new version of our Kaiterra Cloud Extension is now compatible with SkySpark v3.1.4+ - complete with new Haxall library support and using the SkySpark Trace view.

See the documentation on StackHub for details.

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14 Nov 2022
Pelican Cloud Extension v1.1.0

Our v1.1 release for the Pelican Cloud extension adds compatibility with SkySpark version 3.1.4+ and we have included more improvements like:

  • New: Support for the new SkySpark "Trace" view.
  • New: Slave devices now appear in their own folder in the learn tree.
  • Chg: Refactored everything internally to be a Haxall Lib.

See the full documentation for details.

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11 Nov 2022
JSON-RPC 1.0.2

We've released a new immutable version for JsonRpc to use with our upcoming AFX eLearning platform. (More news on this coming very soon!)

Discover more about JsonRpc website documentation.


09 Nov 2022

Improvements to our online shop process.

Now when purchasing an eLearning course in our online shop, your access codes will be printed in our recommended learning order!

09 Nov 2022

Improvements to our MARS eLearning platform.

  • added improved functionality for admins to view student accounts to more easily assist with issues and bug reports.
  • added a course expiry date to help students see at a glance how long they have left to complete an eLearning course.
25 Oct 2022
Client SkySpark extension updates

We were happy to test and update 12 custom SkySpark extensions for a valued client to make sure they can upgrade to SkySpark v3.1.5.

14 Oct 2022
SkySpark Rule Development

We are happy to announce another successful delivery of a large number of SkySpark rules and Axon functions for a major client.

A robust install and migration script ensured they were delivered and setup remotely, fuss free, first time, and with no interaction from us!

14 Oct 2022
JSON 2.0.14

We've released even more improvements to our afJson library. (A customisable Fantom to Javascript Object Notation (JSON) mapping library for use with fully fledged Fantom domain objects.)

It goes far beyond the usual JsonInStream and JsonOutStream classes by mapping and instantiating fully fledged Fantom domain objects.

Discover all the features in the summary or read the full release notes


14 Oct 2022
Mongo 2.1.8

We've made some minor improvements to afMongo - just for you!

Read the release notes here

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10 Oct 2022

Announcing our new Fantom library - JSON-RPC!

An implementation of the JSON-RPC v2.0 specification.

JSON-RPC is used by the Language Server Protocol (LSP) to serialise messages. Use JSON-RPC to invoke methods on a class instance.

Discover more in the official website documentation.


07 Oct 2022
Morphia 2.0.4

New updates released for our amazing Morphia library (an Object Relational Mapper between Fantom and Mongo).

Read all about them in the official release notes.

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04 Oct 2022
STEM Futures website - new!

STEM FUTURES is now here! https://www.stemfutures.uk/

Our new Fantom website will deliver award winning eLearning for adult retraining - specifically around the digital environment.

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  • Look out for more details on this coming soon in 2023!
30 Sep 2022
Arcadia Toolkit Functions

As many of you will know, we provide synthesised training data through our "live" connector.

Using this data for our training scenarios requires SkySpark Rules to be used - which means... uh oh... Axon functions! We provide these Rules in our handy (and free) SkySpark extension - the Arcadia Toolkit.

Now for the first time, we have released our Axon Functions in a plain text format to help you work with our training data - without using the Arcadia Toolkit extension. Copy and paste to your heart's content!

Read more about how to use our Arcadia Functions.

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28 Sep 2022
Axon Programmer 2.4

Improved question wording in topic 5.4. Thanks very much to Jhan Talastasin for highlighting this.

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26 Sep 2022
Podbuilder 1.2.4

Added new section to documentation, "How to... use custom icons". Thank you to Samuel Nelson for the idea.

PodBuilder may now be used by Users with a SkySpark Admin role; previously PodBuilder was restricted to the SU role. Thank you to Carlos Garcia Pastor for the suggestion.

PodBuilder now gracefully handles the case where doc tags do not have string values. Thank you to Farhang Razzaghi for reporting.

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13 Sep 2022
Haystack Connects 2022

Did you know we made the official training for Project Haystack data modelling?

We unveiled the wonders of our Haystack Essentials eLearning course to the Project Haystack community at this year's Haystack Connects event.

Our video presentation explains the details of what to expect from this handy training - enjoy!

14 Aug 2022
EntroCIM Analyst v1.0

We are very excited to announce our collaboration with the EntroCIM team to produce the new data analytics course - EntroCIM Analyst!

Access EntroCIM Analyst eLearning today!

And even more good news! This eLearning also has its own JOURNAL for long term access to training materials!

Use our hosted EntroCIM instance to find real training data for the course exercises.

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12 Aug 2022
hCaptcha 0.0.4

Protect your web application from harmful bots and spiders!

In this updated release for hCaptcha, the "invalid-or-already-seen-response" error code is treated as a capture failure, not an error.

See the hCaptcha on Eggbox for more details.

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02 Aug 2022
Pelican Cloud Extension v1.0.2

In this updated release for our Pelican Cloud extension, we have now included support for:

  • Thermostat Slave devices
  • Zone Controllers devices
  • HTTP 1.1 Keep-Alive Pipelining

See the documentation for details.

Special thanks to Nathan of Trove Consulting for all the testing help!

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02 Aug 2022
A full website revamp - phase 1

We take our role as technical communicators very seriously and this includes how we use our marketing website as well as eLearning! Our team decided we can do better with our message and our services - so we're working on it right now!

Today we released new versions for our Home, Software Services, eLearning Excellence, and What is Alpha Colony? pages.

Take a look and let us know what you think!

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01 Aug 2022
Kaiterra Cloud Ext 1.0.2

In this new release of our officially endorsed Kaiterra Cloud extension, we have now included support for HTTP 1.1 Keep-Alive Pipelining.

See the documentation on StackHub for details.

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27 Jul 2022
Pelican Cloud Extension Video

Our creative team has been busy with another new video! This time to showcase the wonders of our new Pelican Cloud Extension for SkySpark - available now on StackHub

You can watch it now on YouTube?

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23 Jul 2022
Pelican Cloud Extension v1.0.0

Announcing the release of our brand new Pelican Cloud Extension! Another highly optimised SkySpark connector for the Pelican OpenAPI / Climate Control API to efficiently synchronise SkySpark data points from your Pelican devices.

See StackHub to learn more.

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21 Jul 2022
SkySpark Rule Development

We were happy to help a returning customer with their SkySpark data.

In a shared collaborative project with a New York energy company, we used our software development expertise and dedicated strategy to testing, to make it easy to deliver and deploy a suite of custom SkySpark Rules.

20 Jul 2022
Haystack Essentials v1.0

Fixed a typo on topic 2.4. Thanks very much to Manuel Schaub for pointing this out!

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20 Jul 2022
Digital certificates

Fixed an issue when emailing certificate attachments. Thanks to Florin Hebean for reporting.

14 Jul 2022
SkySpark / Haxall Serial Comms update

Using our Fantom expertise, we worked on a collaborative project with a returning SkySpark OEM client to successfully update a suite of pods for their product.

Now their edge devices can benefit from the new Haxall Serial Comms extension.

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12 Jul 2022
Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC)

We are very happy to announce our new business affiliation with the ISTC!

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The ISTC is the largest UK body representing information development professionals. It promotes better scientific and technical communication by:

  • Encouraging professional development
  • Sharing best practices and standards
  • Providing research resources
  • Providing networking opportunities for its members and industry affiliates
  • Promoting technical communication as a profession
  • Continuing professional development (CPD)

Keep your fingers crossed as we enter this year's UK Technical Communication Awards.

12 Jul 2022
Proud to join the UK Green Building Council

We've joined the UK GBC as an Innovative Startup Member!

Fantom Factory on UKGBC website

Watch this space for more exciting innovative solutions we want to propose in the future.

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08 Jul 2022
Home page update

We updated our Home page content to add the new promotional video about our storytelling approach.

Look for our Mars 2052 video!

05 Jul 2022
New video - MARS 2052

Watch our exciting video on the Fantom Factory YouTube channel and learn WHY we're considered such innovative and engaging storytellers!

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30 Jun 2022
Mongo 2.1.6

Initial socket connections are now subject to an exponential backoff on connection errors, making re-connections after a failover more robust.

Read the full release notes to learn more.

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29 Jun 2022
HTTP Client Auth Plugin for CxAlloy

Created a new plugin extension for a returning client to use with our HTTP Client Extension in SkySpark.

It enables secure and seemless continued authentication with CxAlloy TQ REST API v1.0.

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27 Jun 2022
Software Services page update

We revised our Software Services page to help showcase how we can best help you.

25 Jun 2022
SkySpark Analyst v3.1

Fixed a typo in the American locale of the course - Thanks to Sushunova Kupke for the tip!

Access SkySpark Analyst eLearning

23 Jun 2022
Fantom Factory at UK SkySpark Community Event

Very excited to be invited to the Forest Rock event in Loughborough this year! It was great to showcase our SkySpark services to the UK community.

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20 Jun 2022
Mongo 2.1.4

Updated with tweaks and fixes for running Mongo against clustered Atlas DB environments.

Read the full release notes here.

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20 Jun 2022
Podbuilder 1.2.2

Added new section to documentation, "How to... use custom icons" - Thank you to Samuel Nelson for the idea.

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08 Jun 2022
SkySpark Analyst v3.1

SkySpark Analyst is now bigger and better than ever thanks to the recent updates to bring this up to SkySpark version 3.1.4.

Our hosted SkySpark instance for students to use real training data is also using this latest version.

And even more news! This eLearning now has its own JOURNAL for long term access to training materials!

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Access SkySpark Analyst eLearning

07 Jun 2022
Introducing Haystack v1.1

Updated this free course to unlock the final checkpoint quiz AFTER the final topic.

This makes it much easier to access all the details for further Project Haystack learning.

Just like Haystack Essentials for example!

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07 Jun 2022
Mongo 2.1.0

Updated Mongo with some bugfixes and general "tweaks"!

Read the full release notes to learn more.

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07 Jun 2022
Bson 2.0.4

Added workaround for non-UTF-8 characters in MongoDB err msgs. See issue SERVER-50454 for details.

Read the full release notes here on eggbox

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06 Jun 2022
Digital certificates

Don't you just hate it when you click on a link and it automatically downloads a file to your computer? Hands up if your Downloads folder is massively overloaded and horrible to search through!?

We appreciate that our students REALLY want to share their shiny new training certificates.

So, to make life easier, we've implemented an option to EMAIL certificates to any chosen address! (Now there is no need to go looking in those dark places!)

06 Jun 2022
Account activation page

Our new account activation page now helps to explain how our platform uses gamification and immersive story scenarios for enjoyable training and long term memory retention.

05 Jun 2022
SkySpark Viewbuilder v1.0

Updated our SkySpark Viewbuilder course with minor improvements to question wording. Thanks to everyone who sent in some feedback - every little helps!

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04 Jun 2022
Eggbox v0.2

Eggbox is now updated, released, and live and is now using the latest Fantom Factory Mongo drivers.

This replaces legacy Map Reduce algorithms with speedy Aggregation queries to make the whole repository website snappy and responsive.

Try it for yourself! Visit the Fantom Eggbox Pod Repository

02 Jun 2022
Data authentication web app for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

As a bespoke piece of web design work, we designed and created a web application that automatically authenticates requests from PG&E data to allow customers to share their data.

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29 May 2022
Mongo 2.1.0

Announcing an even bigger and better version of Mongo than ever before!

This new version adds multi-document transactions and re-tryable writes, making it feature complete with incredible functionality.

Read the full release notes here on eggbox

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28 May 2022
New video - SkySpark Viewbuilder training

We created a new video to introduce our amazing SkySpark Viewbuilder eLearning.

Watch it now!

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SkySpark Viewbuilder will teach you everything you need to know about creating custom dashboards in SkySpark!

27 May 2022
Project Haystack elearning

We are all very pleased here at Fantom Factory to successfully deliver on a new eLearning course for the Project Haystack organisation.

Haystack Essentials is the official elearning to understand how to use Project Haystack tags for data modelling.

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27 May 2022
Our first email newsletter

A newsletter was sent out to our audience about the official launch of our new Haystack Essentials eLearning.

Read more about Haystack Essentials

27 May 2022
27 Mar - Axon Encryptor v2.0.4 / Axon Encryptor RT v2.0.6

Improved the performance of large (32KB+) Axon functions by formatting them as a single "multi-line" Axon string.

Read the release notes on StackHub.

26 May 2022
Haystack Essentials v1.0

Released Haystack Essentials; a detailed training course on how to use Project Haystack tags to create data models.

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It also comes with a Journal for referencing key notes and links after the training is complete.

Read our news article or click visit the course page.

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18 May 2022
Windows Fantom Installer 1.0.78

To utilise the new official Fantom build release v1.0.78 we bring you the new and improved Windows Fantom Installer!

Now you can take advantage of the new Fantom APIs including one for 2D graphics!


17 May 2022
Kaiterra Cloud Ext 1.0.0

Announcing the release of our brand new Kaiterra Cloud Extension!

Connect any Kaiterra device to your SkySpark instance easily through the power of the Kaiterra cloud.

Our SkySpark extension is officially endorsed by Kaiterra and is available on Stackhub now. You can even try it for free with the official Kaiterra test device data!

See the documentation for details.

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11 May 2022
Various SkySpark extension testing

A new SkySpark release! We were happy to test and update 9 custom SkySpark extensions for a valued client to make sure they can upgrade to SkySpark v3.1.4.

09 May 2022
HTTP Client Ext 2.1.8

New version 2.1.8. release of Http Client Ext (our bespoke implementation of the HTTP protocol for SkySpark v3.1.x.)

  • Bug: Fixed an issue with HTTP Cookie path matching. Sticky Cookies may not have been set / re-sent when they should have.

See the documentation for details.

30 Apr 2022
hCaptcha 0.0.2

Announcing the new hCaptcha Fantom library!

Want to protect your web application from harmful bots and spiders? But want to support charities instead of a faceless, corporate empire?

Then hCaptcha is for you!

This new Fantom library from Fantom Factory helps integrate the hCaptcha API into your BedSheet web application.

See the documentation for details.

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29 Apr 2022
Morphia IoC 1.0.0

Announcing a new Morphia IoC v1.0 Fantom library!

This mini-library bridges the gap between Mongo, Morphia, and IoC to supply injectable services, Collections, and Datastore for IoC based applications.

See the official release notes for details.

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28 Apr 2022
Morphia 2.0.0

The new v2.0 Object Mapping library for MongoDB is here!

Morphia is an extension to the Mongo library that maps Fantom objects and their fields to and from MongoDB collections and BSON documents.

Based on the popular Fantom Factory JSON library, this major update increases performance and shuns IoC to make Fantom to Mongo Object mapping accessible to all.

Find all the details in the official release notes.

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27 Apr 2022
Mongo 2.0.0

The new v2.0 Fantom driver for MongoDB is here!

  • Developed against the MongoDB Stable API v1 (introduced in MongoDB 5.2+)
  • Compatible with Amazon DocumentDB
  • Compatible with MongoDB 3.6+
  • Support for Replica Set connection URLs
  • Easy to use Query DSL
  • Pooled Connection Manager for multi-threaded use and automatic connection failover
  • Pluggable authentication with a default SCRAM-SHA-1 over SASL implementation
  • Re-written for compatibility, simplicity, and performance.

Read the release notes here to find out more.

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26 Apr 2022
BSON 2.0.0

A complete re-write of the Binary JSON library that is the cornerstone of the Mongo database.

The BSON library provides datatypes, pretty printing, and low level serialisation for communicating binary data with Mongo databases.

The re-write provides highly optimised reads and writes of BSON documents.

See BSON on Eggbox for more details.

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25 Apr 2022
New video - Our Next-Gen eLearning platform

This new 3 minute video showcases all of the best features of our unique and innovative eLearning platform.

View it now on Youtube:

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Or see our new website page: Why choose us?

18 Apr 2022
New Achievements page

A new achievements page which details the student progress and awards for each course.

This new feature now enables the downloading and printing of certificates in different sizes and automatically generates a public URL to link awards to social media platforms - like a LinkedIN profile. Read more about it in this article.

We also changed the styling in the Dashboard area to make it easy to find the new achievements area!

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12 Apr 2022
Mongo 1.1.14

Updated this Fantom driver for MongoDB to be compatible with the latest Fantom version (1.0.77).

The main improvement is an optimised connection pool for heavy loads.

Lots of minor updates included, paving the way for a potential major "rewrite" coming very soon!

Read the release notes for all of the details.

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06 Apr 2022
MQTT extension for FIN Framework

Created a successful proof of concept which back-ports the Haxall MQTT extension to work with FIN Framework / SkySpark 3.0.29. That was a bit of work!

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04 Apr 2022
New page - Why choose us?

We created a new website page to showcase all the amazing reasons why anyone should choose (and trust) us!

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22 Mar 2022
HTTP Client Ext v2.1.6

New header, path, and query authentication mechanisms for setting custom values as HTTP headers, URL query parameters, and path segments.

Thanks go to BAM Energy Systems for sponsoring these new authentication mechanisms.

Other new functionality includes a new camelCase option for normalising header names.

Read the release notes for more info!

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16 Mar 2022
New Certificate of Attendance

The functionality around how certificates are awarded has been reworked so we may also automatically provide a Certificate of Attendance!

This enables students to claim credits towards professional development purely for completing our training content. Read more about our certification here.

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04 Mar 2022
Various SkySpark extension testing

A new SkySpark release! We tested and updated 9 custom SkySpark extensions for a client to ensure they can update their clients to SkySpark v3.1.3. smoothly.

04 Mar 2022
Axon Encryptor Runtime Ext v2.0.4

Fixed when an absent title caused an error when generating documentation with the SkySpark docgen pod.

Thanks to Group14 and Altura Associates for reporting.

03 Mar 2022
New Dashboard image

New Dashboard image for the user home page in our Mars training platform (Mars theme only), complete with a parallax scrolling, rotating carousel of clouds and stars.

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03 Mar 2022
Slim Every Layout v0.1.0

A new internal library for rendering custom HTML layout components as inspired by:


03 Mar 2022
Slim v1.4.0

New custom slim components let you add, and mix in, custom templates to Slim files.

Click here for more!

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02 Mar 2022
Chargepoint connector extension for SkySpark

We were very happy to successfully complete work on a new and optimised SkySpark extension for a returning client that connects to Chargepoint REST API services via SOAP.

This required us to research and build our own SOAP / XSD libraries - in Fantom, which was hard work but ultimately rewarding! SkySpark v3.1 now connects to, and returns data seamlessly from, Chargepoint.

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02 Mar 2022
View Refresher v1.1.0

Released View Refresher v1.1.0. (For SkySpark v3.1).

Thanks to Danny Chak of Control & Electric PTY for the nudge.

01 Mar 2022
SkySpark Engineer Journal v1.1

Released SkySpark Engineer Journal v1.1. All the try-it yourself exercises have been moved out into their own separate module - making it easier to use.

01 Mar 2022
Fixed questions bug

Fixed a bug whereby answering all questions in a checkpoint after the checkpoint was already passed, could cause an error if the containing module unlocks a Journal.

Thanks go to Jorge Martin for reporting.

01 Mar 2022
Released afAxonT v0.1

A unit test runner and assertion functions for testing Axon code.

Re-compiled against SkySpark v3.1.

Thanks go to Stephen Frank of NREL for the nudge.

Click here for more!

28 Feb 2022
Mars Platform Journal Update

Updated our Journals to unlock all modules when they have more than one.

28 Feb 2022
SkySpark Core web page!

A new web page for our SkySpark Core Training is now public - helping to onboard new starters easily!

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26 Feb 2022
NEW Axon Programmer documentation

Axon Programmer (for Haxall) now has links to the NEW Haxall documentation.

26 Feb 2022
Archived Courses

Updated platform to allow old and unused courses to be archived.

25 Feb 2022
Fixed Username error

Fixed bug whereby tiny usernames could cause an error.

22 Feb 2022
Arcadia Toolkit v2.0

New and improved Toolkit which includes multiple tabs, new documentation and all of the brand new Viewbuilder views!

22 Feb 2022
New Arcadia Toolkit help page!

Check out our new Arcadia Toolkit help page that gives you all the information you need to know for the brand new Arcadia Toolkit v2.0!

Click here to see more!

22 Feb 2022
New "Certificate of Excellence" design!

Certificates are now auto-generated using our own PDF creator library and may be automatically downloaded from the Dashboard on successful completion of an eLearning course.

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21 Feb 2022
Analytics Platform Update

Updated our analytics platform to be much more performant, and hold 50x less data.

17 Feb 2022
Released Butter v1.2.14

Updated to be compatible with Fantom 1.0.77 and retain compatibility with older versions.

Check it out at Eggbox!

15 Feb 2022
Engineer Journal Updates

Consolidated all "Try It Yourself" sections into one module, to avoid any distraction from the main reference material.

15 Feb 2022
Mars Platform fix

Fixed an error on the Mars Platform to allow learners to remove an organisation name.

Thanks to Chunil Noh for reporting.

14 Feb 2022
Various SkySpark extension updates

A new SkySpark release! We updated 9 custom software extensions for a valued client to ensure their continued compatibility with SkySpark v3.1.2.

14 Feb 2022
Articles Update

News articles may now define an "Updated Date" alongside an original "Published Date".

12 Feb 2022
Updated Internal Libraries

Updated our internal XSD and SOAP libraries to support element base types.

11 Feb 2022
Released Viewbuilder Journal

Released the FREE course companion to SkySpark Viewbuilder.

08 Feb 2022
Our Brand New SkySpark Viewbuilder!

Finally - our SkySpark Viewbuilder eLearning course is now available! SkySpark Viewbuilder image

  • Understand view types and layouts
  • Add and bind variables
  • Create a dashboard with cards
  • Explore charts and data
  • Style tables and forms
  • Use actions with forms and views
  • Organise and export your new views
08 Feb 2022
Belimo Cloud Connector - for FIN Framework

Today we released a new custom tutorial video on StackHub to demonstrate the use of our new Belimo Cloud SkySpark Connector.

Check it out Here!

05 Feb 2022
Released HTTP Client Ext v2.1.4

Updated the underlying afHttpClient library to v2.1.6 and fixed a bug where HTTP requests were being corrupted.

01 Feb 2022
afBelimoCloudExt v1.1.2

We found and fixed an issue in our new Belimo Cloud extension for SkySpark.

The Ping button now successfully updates the connector details for this release.

01 Feb 2022
Fantom Factory Music Video!

Our creative team released a free music video for the world to "chill and analyse to"! Listen to tracks like, "Welcome Tomorrow" and "Hub of Stacks" all which are created by our fantastic in-house music maestro - Morgan!

Listen now on Youtube!
28 Jan 2022
afBelimoCloudExt v1.1.0

Updated our Belimo Cloud extension for the Fin Framework to be compatible with FIN v5.1.

This connector has also been updated to make use of Fantom Factory's internal Easy Conn framework.

21 Jan 2022
Course achievement fix

Updated a minor error in our eLearning platform for a difference in course achievements.

18 Jan 2022
Introducing Haystack

We are very proud to release "Introducing Haystack" to our eLearning platform. The free introductory training module for the worlds first official Project Haystack digital training.

18 Jan 2022
Kaiterra Cloud Connector

How exciting! We've just finalised our first working version of a Kaiterra Cloud Connector for SkySpark.

Now to continue the project and make this ready for a public release!

09 Jan 2022
New Date selector tags for Articles and TechLog

Here at Fantom Factory we do so much work, that our News and Articles page along with this TechLog, became tooooo long!

So much so, that we had to implement new "Year Selector" tags to cut down the initial page size!

Now only show the past 12 months by default, but the handy "Year" tags let you explore the archives.

Have fun!

08 Jan 2022
Axon Encryptor v2.0.2 / Axon Encryptor Runtime v2.0.2

Encrypts and obfuscates Axon source code

Updated to be compatible with the latest SkySpark v3.1.2.

Read the story behind this release in our Linked-In article, Fixing SkySpark extensions, encrypting Axon, and protecting your client's code - all in a day's work!

07 Jan 2022
SkySpark Analyst Q7.4.4

Updated the question to mention a more accurate time - thanks to Joe Kusnir

07 Jan 2022
SkySpark Analyst Q7.4.4

Updated the question to mention a more accurate time.

Thanks to feedback from Joe Kusnir.