If you had one thing to change about REAL Studio, what would it be? I’ve been giving this some thought recently and I think the number one thing that I wish was better is the training material. To me, training material includes tutorials and example projects.
Yes, there are examples, but I find them to be so simple they don’t scale very well into my own applications. Often, when I’m learning something new in REAL Studio I find the examples to almost hinder me because they demonstrate the most basic way to use <insert control/class/technique here> and not how you’d use it in a real application. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that you need those types of examples but I want/need something just a little more in-depth. I could just as easily argue that a more complete project that demonstrates several things at once is better than the simple ones but, as they say, to each their own.
Along with examples, I find the lack of REALbasic training materials on the RS website to be…interesting. If you look at their training webpage at http://www.realsoftware.com/support/training.php they are pointing to three 3rd party websites (one of which is mine, by the way). I find it odd that a development tool that is meant for hobbyist developers doesn’t really have a nice and big tutorials and training section. I’m not complaining (because it’s part of my income) – just pointing it out.
Don’t get me going on the lack of Web Edition apps on their website…
Friday afternoon grousing material for you. What would you change?