Real Studio Developer May/June 2012

The May/June 2012 issue of Real Studio Developer magazine is out.

  • Report from the London RSUL Conference by Richard and Trisha Duke
  • Extreme programming with Real Studio by Tam Hanna
  • Using Materialized Views by Craig Boyd
  • Using Google Authentication in your RB apps by Mattia Sandstöm
  • Using mutual exclusion in threads by JC Cruz

In my regular column I talk about dealing with Projects that Go Bad.  Sadly, it seems like a matter of when and not if.  Seems like horror stories abound.  Ever have a project go bad?  Why?

Real Studio Developer Issue 10.3

Real Studio Developer Issue 10.3 March/April 2012 is out.  In this issue I have my regular column where I talk about how to attract clients to you rather than you hunting them down.

There’s an interview with Paul Lefebvre.

There’s an article from Anthony Mousel titled “Adventures In the Dark – Hard Lessons in Consulting”.  I highly recommend reading it if you want to do any consulting.  Good lessons to learn.  Even I still make some of these mistakes!

What’s Holding You Back?

The September/October 2011 issue Real Studio Developer Magazine is now out.  My regular column asks the question, what’s holding you back when it comes to being a Real Studio developer?

I talk about the following problems and give some ways around them:

1.  Lack of Education

2.  Lack of Experience

3.  Lack of Clients

4.  Lack of Confidence

5.  Fear of Success

What did I leave out?

Of this list, the only one that’s the hardest to overcome, in my opinion, is number 5.

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!

REAL Studio Developer March/April 2011 Issue

REAL Studio Developer Issue 9.3 (March/April 2011) came out this week.  My column topic in this issue was the risks and rewards of being a consultant.

I don’t think being a REALbasic developer is any different than any other consultant.  There are times when you’re so flush with work you can’t sleep and there’s times you’re looking for work.  There’s always the ‘next project’ on the horizon.

Cash flow is just one of the many risks of being a consultant.  The rewards though, are nice when they happen.

Did I leave anything out in the column?  Something I should have talked about?