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Issue 4.5

FEATURE

REAL World 2006

The only REALbasic conference in the world gets better every year

Issue: 4.5 (May/June 2006)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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I begin with a confession: prior to this year's conference I was not very excited. The conference seemed old hat to this veteran, and I've been so busy lately I hadn't even had a chance to make good use of what I learned last year, let alone be ready for new learning. Traveling in these extra-security days is stressful and I arrived tired and wondering how I'd make it through the week.

Well I'm delighted to report that within minutes of arriving at the conference hotel Monday morning, I was catching the excitement of all the attendees and sleep and exhaustion were forgotten!

The conference was fantastic, a wonderful experience. It began with REAL Software head Geoff Perlman's keynote address, which, while not as earth-shattering as in years' past, was informative and revealed some cool bits of news about REAL Software and REALbasic (see "Keynote" sidebar).

New This Year

REAL Software's always been amazingly receptive regarding suggestions for improvements and that also extends to the REAL World Conference. Last year, during the feedback session, it was almost unanimous that attendees wanted a longer conference, as well as more time for socializing and getting together with fellow RBers. I am pleased to report that REAL Software listened.

This year's conference was a full three days with the keynote beginning Monday morning at 10 a.m. (in previous years the keynote was Wednesday evening). Lunch was extended to two hours, with optional sponsor sessions from 1-2 p.m. There was also a gap in the schedule between the final session of the day and the evening dinner. These breaks gave one a well-deserved rest from lectures and time to meet people and learn what they do with REALbasic.

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