New to Rev & Use-Rev List - Some Questions - RevMentor
msrebnik at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 13 22:18:26 CDT 2008
Thanks for your enthusiastic reply and thoughts, Judy.
Every bit helps.... ;-)
on 9/13/08 8:07 PM, Judy Perry at katheryn.swynford at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> Welcome! You're in the right place!!!
> I also, after more years than I care to admit, cannot code my way out
> of a paper bag... yet I manage to do educational stuff with Rev that
> works wonders with my kids. Go figure. Almost as much as Hypercard
> itself, Rev is that unique development environment which is truly a
> one-size-fits-all in that a complete imbecile such as myself can make
> useful stuff and so can a well-seasoned programmer in nasty low-level
> languages, as well as anybody inbetween.
> I second Marian's suggestion to go find any and all books on
> Hypercard/Hypertalk, especially the Goodman book(s). Transcript (or
> whatever the company's calling the scripting language THIS year) is
> essentially a superset of Hypertalk and then everything else Hypertalk
> was lacking (EXCEPT SOUND CHANNELS!!! WHY FOR THE LOVE OF G*D DO WE
> STILL NOT HAVE SOUND CHANNELS?!?!??!!!).
> Everyone here (with the possible exception of myself) is a wonderful,
> sharing, thoughtful, helpful, TACTFUL human being. With the possible
> exception of the Hypercard list itself, you will not find a more
> helpful, useful, genuinely supportive group.
> I'd personally go with the cheapest option that allows you to compile
> to at least a single platform; then when you REALLY fall in love with
> it (and you will), upgrade to the most expensive option you can
> On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 7:13 PM, Mark Srebnik <msrebnik at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Greetings Revolutionistas*,
>> Just discovered the Use-Rev List....wanted to jump in and say "Hello" to
>> everyone and also get some input from this illustrious group.
>> Basically, I'm a code noob, living smack in the middle of Silicon Valley,
>> surrounded coders, hi-tech companies and work right next door to Electronic
>> Arts and Oracle, yet I don't work for a hi-tech company and couldn't code my
>> way out of a paperbag.... ;-)
>> So, ready to take the plunge and purchase Rev, but have a few questions
>> 1) Which Version to Buy?
>> Prior to 3.0, I only considered buying Media or maybe Studio due to pricing.
>> Now, with new improved lower pricing, I'm considering Studio or Enterprise.
>> Option A - Enterprise
>> As I mainly use a Mac at home and a have a little Fujitsu P1610 tabletPC
>> that I bring with me to work, it would be great to work on Mac in
>> evenings/weekends and in Windows during the week on my breaks at work if I
>> So, this means having at least (2) Rev OS versions available, which makes
>> Enterprise version attractive, although probably overkill for a noob like me
>> and a higher cost option.
>> Option B - Studio
>> The other alternative that I just thought about is to go with Studio either
>> Windows or Linux version as I can run either Windows or Linux on my Mac with
>> Parallels Desktop and run Windows or Linux version on my P1610 as it¹s setup
>> to dual boot Win and Linux...
>> So, this makes Studio version attractive given its lower entry cost.
>> What do you guys think about my options?
>> 2) Rev Download vs Boxed Version
>> It¹s not clear to me from Rev¹s website what¹s included in boxed version
>> besides Rev CD. Do you get a printed copy of the user guide too? Or anything
>> else? Otherwise, seems like just easier/cheaper just to get download
>> 3) Rev Printed User Guide
>> Any recommendations for getting the printed user guide or do most people
>> just use the electronic version?
>> 4) Learning Rev Strategy
>> Do you recommend just working through the included tutorials and other
>> materials that comes with Rev and then working on your own projects or ??
>> 5) RevMentor Site
>> Have had some great helpful and encouraging correspondence regarding Rev
>> with Jerry Daniels. He informed me about his RevMentor website. I¹ve looked
>> it over and there¹s a lot of great Rev info there for noobs like along with
>> more advanced folks on this list.
>> Watching one of Jerry¹s vids (from RunRevLive 2008) was incredibly helpful
>> for me in understanding the differences between graphics, interfaces, and
>> workflow. The differences between them made perfect sense the way that Jerry
>> explained the concepts of each and why this is critical to making better
>> apps. Having the opportunity to watch someone in action as opposed to just
>> reading text is very helpful.
>> There¹s a lot there to learn from and Jerry adds to it regularly. Access to
>> all the materials is available for a very modest monthly subscription fee.
>> If you haven¹t seen the site, you should check it out!
>> Appreciate any and all input on the above.
>> I look forward to learning a lot from this group and participating as I can.
>> Silicone Valley Digerati & Code Noob
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