New user just introducing myself...

James Cass cassj at
Sat Feb 19 17:07:59 EST 2005

Hey, Todd.  Welcome to the Revolution!!


On Feb 19, 2005, at 4:55 PM, Todd Higgins wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I purchased Dreamcard last fall and I upgraded to Revolution last 
> month just in time to take advantage of the AltBrowser/MagicCarpet 
> Xmas combo (Thanks Kevin and Chipp for the generous offer!)
> I have learned quite a lot about Revolution by reading the list 
> (though I don't know how anyone can keep up with all of the traffic)  
> and I want the makers of Revolution to know that part of the reason I 
> decided to go with Revolution was because of the high quality (and 
> personable) nature of the list.
> Like Len Morgan (another Revolution beginner on the list - Hi Len) I 
> am having a hard time grokking Revolution.  It seems like most people 
> who come to Revolution have had previous experience with Hypercard 
> (alas I was not so lucky, the first Mac I bought was a IIsi and it 
> only came with the Hypercard player and I could not find the "full" 
> version.)
>  I am an experienced computer user,  who has dabbled with Applescript 
> and some shell scripting for my customers, but I have never worked in 
> an IDE and have never developed a GUI tool.  (My daytime job is  
> "System Engineer" where I work on OS X Servers and W2K Servers)
> When I was evaluating Revolution previously, I remember seeing a 
> tutorial section under help.  I couldn't seem to find it in the 2.5 
> version, so I just ordered Dan's book : )
> What other good habits would I do well to develop?  Also, what plugins 
> or externals do people consider "essential" to the Revolution 
> development experience?  I have read about a few on the list, but I'm 
> not sure if the apply to me (or if I would just be unnecessarily 
> complicating my learning curve)  Any suggestions will be gratefully 
> accepted!
> Thanks
> Todd
> -- 
> Todd Higgins
> ASG Systems Engineer
> MICRO Technology Groupe, Inc
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