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Issue 8.4

COLUMN

The Role of a Consultant

Every problem is not a nail

Issue: 8.4 (May/June 2010)
Author Bio: Bob is the owner of BKeeney Software, a software consulting firm, located in Kansas City. He is the current President of the Association of REALbasic Professionals.
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Article Number: 8415
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There's an old saying that when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. As a REALbasic consultant I look at a lot of projects and not all of them are ideal candidates for REALbasic even though at first blush they look like a good RB project.

I consider it part of my job to evaluate whether or not REALbasic is an optimum development tool for the job. REALbasic is good for many things and not so good for some things, and horrible for a few things. It is important to listen to the client for they often give you little clues on what they expect.

If the client starts with a, "I want it to work exactly like this..." the first question you need to ask them, and yourself, is what development environment is their example coming from?

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