Learning Never Stops
Keep developing yourself
Issue: 9.1 (November/December 2010)
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It's easy to keep doing the same thing over and over again. We all do this because it's... well... easy. For many of us our jobs paint us into a corner and it's rare to come out of it because we tend to become experts in an area and once we're an expert we don't venture out very much. It's part of human nature.
Being a REALbasic developer is no different. Many of us have spent years learning the ins and outs of REALbasic but only in certain areas. You might be an expert at cross-platform database applications, but you might not know much about the email, XML, or StyledText classes. It happens.
You're really missing out, though. REALbasic is huge! I bet there are classes you've never used or features in the IDE that you've never come across. How do I know this? When I started doing the video training series on BKeeney.com I started to stretch my knowledge because I had to. Presenting something (i.e., teaching) requires a thorough understanding of the material.
I have about two hours of free videos on my website that are simply IDE walkthroughs. You'd think that after nearly ten years of REALbasic development I would know almost everything there is to know in the IDE. I learned a lot of new things creating just those two hours of video because it forced me to look at everything in detail so I could talk about it intelligently.
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