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Issue 6.2



Often simple is best

Issue: 6.2 (January/February 2008)
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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Article Number: 6208
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If you're like me, you never run out of ideas for REALbasic projects -- the problem is finding time for development. This lack of time directly conflicts with my aspirations to write elegant and beautiful software. I call this the "Grand Vision" problem. A quick hack just won't cut it, so I postpone writing a program until I have the time to do it right, and thus the program never gets written. But as I've learned, sometimes a quick-and-dirty simple program is better than none. The key is keeping it really simple and focusing on the application's core function.

Here at REALbasic Developer I use dozens of programs I've written over the years to help with the business. A few of the main ones are:

  • RBD Database (manages the subscriber database)

    RBD Webmaker (generates HTML for the RBD website)

    Labelmaker (prints labels for customer orders)

    RBD XML Tagger (marks up magazine articles in XML)

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