I don’t know about you, but I’m really looking forward to Real World this year. Not only do I get to overdose on one of my favorite topics I get to reconnect with the many, many Real Studio developer friends I’ve met over the years. Usually by the end of the week my voice is totally shot because I talk so much.
I think this Real World promises to be one of the more memorable. The new IDE will most likely be released by then and it will provide plenty of material to talk about. It looks like the entire first day is devoted to the BIG topics such as the unreleased iOS version, Web Edition, and the new IDE, to name just a few. I will even go so far as to say that we’ll get a surprise announcement or two.
If you’re on the fence about going I suggest you take a look at the Sessions list at http://www.realsoftware.com/community/sessions.php. Lot’s of sessions there for everyone to learn something new.
Seth, my lead developer, is leading two sessions on Object Oriented Programming. We’ve been talking about ways to make this more engaging and useful than some of the sessions we’ve seen in the past. I think everyone will enjoy it a lot.
I’m also doing two sessions. The first is intermediate database programming techniques. I think this will be how to work around the most common issues related to using databases in Real Studio. This one hit home the other day when I had to work in a project that uses traditional Real Studio database coding rather than the technique we use. It was painful and a good reminder on topics I need to add to my session.
My second session is about reporting tools for Real Studio. I’m not a huge fan of the built-in reporting tool with Real Studio mainly because it doesn’t do a good job creating reports more than just a few pages in length. There are other tools that you might want to consider and I’m hoping to show you one or two options you might not know about yet.
Don’t forget on the Tuesday before the conference we’re holding a training session of our own. The morning session is all about databases. We’ll be reviewing the Real Studio database classes and my “THOU SHALT NOT” list when it comes to database coding in Real Studio.
The afternoon session is about all the little things you need to polish your Real Studio applications. We’ll talk about 3rd party tools, utilities, controls, libraries, and plugins. We’ll talk about some of the most common needs/problems that Real Studio developers face and how we’ve overcome them over the years.
Sign up for both Real World and our training day before March 17th to receive a discount!
More information on the Sessions at Real World can be found at http://www.realsoftware.com/community/schedule.php
More information regarding our training day can be found at http://www.bkeeney.com/real-studio-training-2013/
See you in Orlando!