An awesome toy for PTV xTour starters: The new code samples

Dear customers,

today I would like to to draw your attention to a rework and extension of our

Test & DiscoverCode Sample Browser

We made a layout change, implementing a navigation menu with the entries sample, code and description at the bottom of the samples’ tabs.

Next to this we added two new code samples:

PTV xTour ServerBasic and advanced tour planning
with PTV xTour 1.16

The simple to use graphic interface of the tour planning samples offers the following possibilities:

  • Generate randomly a sample depot and orders for the tour planning.
  • Make small experiments
    • with stop and vehicle parameters.
    • ¬†with restrictions and algorithm parameters (advanced sample).
  • ¬†Watch the planning results directly in the map.
  • Take a detailed look on the results in the tour tables (advanced sample).
  • And, of course, get direct access to the code in the editor.

However, of course this is not the last step belonging to the Code Sample Browser. The tool is always in motion through a continuing development making small usability improvements as well as integrating new code samples and implemeting new ideas.

Observing the Code Sample Browser from time to time you would find smaller or bigger changes we hope you’ll enjoy.


By Martina Beck

Martina Beck has been working for PTV since 2000. As certified computer scientist she was originally responsible for providing customers with technical support and she later moved on to the Product Management division. Since 2011 she has been working for PTV as an online marketing manager in international marketing with an emphasis on social media (et al. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube). The PTV Developer Blog is the PTV Developer Components' lead channel. The posts on important topics and trends originate from close cooperation with developers, the product management and other experts.