Rev Resources

Joe Lewis Wilkins pepetoo at Cox.Net
Sat Feb 17 16:57:17 EST 2007


Marielle et al,

If nothing else, I'm flushing out a lot of info. It is obvious that  
you have spent a great deal of time on these "approaches". I, also,  
have to make a living and do all of this stuff in my "spare" time;  
but I'm hoping to eventually know enough that I can shorten the time  
I spend making a living by doing it more efficiently.

I just used the multiline msg box this past week to do some fairly  
complicated calculations that I might have, ordinarily, tried to do  
with a hand calculator. Not the kind of thing I have to do very  
often, so I've not written any tools that can be used to do them. I  
made a number of mistakes and ended up having to redo everything  
several times before I obtained the answers I wanted. Without the msg  
box this could have been a nightmare. I even uncovered one or two  
"bugs" in the msg box that required a workaround. This whole process  
will be grist for a future article on Macinstruct.com.

Again, thanks, Jacque too. I'm not thinking about all of the  
scripting solutions that have been addressed so much as the types of  
"things"; at least at the outset. Collating the scripting solutions  
can come much later. Even providing key words for which to search in  
the attempt to solve some challenge might be a big help. How many  
times have one of you gone off on a wild goose chase only to find  
that it would have been very simple if you had only been looking for  
the correct phrase or word.

Joe Wilkins


On Feb 17, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Marielle Lange wrote:

>>> Marielle has been trying to the compilation for quite awhile, but  
>>> some of
>>> the issues are that it takes a lot of work to get things  
>>> collected, edited
>>> for clarity and instruction purposes, then indexed so new users  
>>> can find
>>> them.
>
> Thanks for the mention, Jim. Various things.
>
>> Maybe you should give building a compilation a shot from a new user
>> perspective?
>
> (1) That's what I tried to do in my first approach to compiling  
> useful resources. I put a list of all the resources i know about here:
> <http://revolution.widged.com/wiki/tiki-index.php? 
> page=RevolutionWebsites>
>
> In particular, to answer Jo's question, a list of tutorials of  
> particular relevance to beginner users:
> <http://revolution.widged.com/wiki/tiki-index.php? 
> page=TutorialsExample>
>
> I pasted some more links useful to the beginner scripter on the  
> forum "Getting Started with Revolution Studio or Enterprise":
> <http://forums.runrev.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=540>
>
>>  One issue is that advanced work is complicated and requires  
>> experience, but
>> what constitutes advanced work/concepts  that new users are not  
>> ready for?
>
> (2) This is a question difficult to answer. I gave it a try with my  
> second approach. I created a collection of snippet and codes that I  
> tried to tag for different categories. One of these categories was  
> "1 novice coder 2 beginner coder 3 intermediate coder 4 advanced  
> coder 5 expert coder". However I find it difficult to apply these  
> tags and not all snippets are tagged for that category.
> <http://codes.widged.com/>
>
> The problem with the codes CMS is that it takes an awful lot of  
> time to cut and paste snippets from the list to the CMS.
>
> (3) The new approach is to create a system by which I can run  
> linguistic analyses of the content of all mailing lists and forums  
> and then tag each node for critical words contained into that email  
> as well as additional nodes like the categories above. I got a  
> first draft of this work which gave me satisfaction. But I will  
> need up to two weeks of work to get something members of the  
> community can use. There is then problem that I am a freelance.  
> Giving to the community has to come after earning a living. I do  
> that when at periods between freelance work. I didn't have much of  
> these for the last months. I can't tell you when I will have time  
> to finish this.
>
> Marielle
> ------------------------------------------------
> Marielle Lange (PhD),  http://widged.com
> Bite-size Applications for Education
>
>
>
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