BKeeney Briefs RSS Feed

A while back I switched themes to the blog and the automatic RSS feed button/notice isn’t showing up in some browsers.  Since this is a WordPress site it’s built-in even if the browser isn’t supportive.  Use http://www.bkeeneybriefs.com/feed/ to get the RSS feed  to your favorite RSS reader.

Since it’s no longer built into Safari or Apple Mail I am now using the free version of NetNewsWire http://netnewswireapp.com.  It does the job I need it to do.

What are you using for RSS feeds?  Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone?

Last Real Studio Developer Column

RBD11-2The new issue of Real Studio Developer Magazine is out.  As always, it’s chock full of good information and it’s well worth a subscription, in my opinion.

Sadly, it’s also the last edition for my BKeeney Briefs column.  It’s been five years(!) and I’ve been talking all that time about the life of a Real Studio consultant.  It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve talked to a lot of Real Studio developers over the years that have given positive and informative feedback.

I still have plenty of things to say, but I’ve discovered that writing isn’t very fun on a deadline even when you have two months to do it.  I’ll still be doing blog posts here but they’ll be much more ‘organic’ than the column.

There will be a LOT to talk about in the next couple of months.  Real Studio 2013 is in beta testing now and I believe it will be released around Real World (April 23rd).  There WILL be some exciting news beyond just the new IDE (but can’t yet).  Naturally, I have some strong opinions on the upcoming changes so stay tuned.

Again, the magazine has been a lot of fun and I thank all of your kind words over the years.

RSD July/August 2011: Being a Real Studio Superhero

The July/August 2011 edition of Real Studio Developer Magazine was released today.  My regular column is titled “Be a Real Studio Superhero – Tips to Rescue Your Clients”.

In the column I likened the comic superheroes and their journey from average Joe or Jane to superhero to our day-to-day struggle for all of us developers to become Real Studio experts (superheroes, get it!?).  Okay, it was a bit of a stretch, but it seemed appropriate before the summer superhero movies came out.  Hopefully your story is better than the movie versions (which all seem to stink this summer).

Besides my awesome article, there’s a good optimization article from Brendan Murphy from True North Software where he shows us how to make optimized parsing routines.

There’s a nice article showing the Oklahoma University using Web Edition to simply their online application process.

JC Cruz introduces us to Real Studio threads.  If you’ve never used threads you should get to know them – really.

Happy coding!

RB Developer Column: Face Time

The January/February 2011 edition of REAL Studio Developer magazine is out.  My regular column talks about the value of ‘face time’ and how, despite all of the electronic means available to us, of communicating with one another, sitting across the table with another person is a very powerful thing.

Sadly, we (BKS) meet very few of our clients face-to-face.  Those that we do have become more than just clients – they’re colleagues, partners, and sometimes even friends.

Personally, I think this is why I’m so excited about the REAL Studio conference coming up in March in Atlanta.  It’s a lot of work to put on a conference and do a presentation.  But past conferences have shown that I always come home very happy and jazzed about the things that I’ve learned and people I’ve met.  Exhausted?  Definitely!  But well worth it.
What about you?