RAD Challenge

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Mon Jan 24 10:24:01 CST 2005


rev at armbase.com wrote:

>Quoting Kevin Miller <kevin at runrev.com>:
>  
>
>>>I would not expect to pay for the video to build a
>>>menu. I woudl pay for one to have a demo reamework for certain apps like
>>>databases, ftp, web servers etc. BUT not a menubuilder.
>>>
>>>Mind you I can always ask here. :-)
>>>      
>>>
>>The advanced learning pack is free with Studio.  If you can't access it,
>>please contact support at runrev.com.
>>    
>>
>I'm really sorry for moaning. I didn't realise that this was the case and I'm
>sorry for the confusion 
>
I wouldn't blame yourself too much Bob.
The web site is (as far as I can see) completely silent on which videos 
are included with which products. I have a Dreamcard license - when I 
try to view the videos, 24 of them are available, the other 9 tell me 
that they are not include "in the Demo version". So it's not surprising 
if you are left unaware that you've actually paid for them already.

Personally, I wouldn't pay for a (RunRev style) video tutorial for 
anything - I find these computer screen videos totally ineffective as a 
learning tool - the deadly slow pace is so frustrating that it's all I 
can do to watch one, far less learn from it.

The PDFs are noticably better - still not a huge amount of info, but at 
least you can read at your own pace, so it doesn't take so long, and 
doesn't have the frustration factor.

The samples themselves, on the other hand, are wonderful. Well-written, 
clear, and very well commented.

I'd swap all the videos and PDFs for another 20 or 30 samples of such 
high quality.

-- Alex.




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