Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

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Re: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

Post by stevedee » Monday 04th January 2021 5:23am

cogier wrote:
Sunday 03rd January 2021 2:48pm
...We will see how this pans out.
Looks good to me, I just hope that some beginners arrive and start using it...
(...or I'm gonna be in big trouble!)

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Re: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

Post by BruceSteers » Saturday 09th January 2021 2:13pm

This seems a good idea.
I could add some things to it.

I made a few apps like the Icon maker that were designed to be very simple and commented throughout to explain what's happening as a form of tutorial.
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Re: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

Post by cogier » Saturday 09th January 2021 3:50pm

Hi Bruce,

If you have anything educational I am happy to add them in the Wordpress area. Have a look at Gerry's book which is complete with example programs. These could then be pointed to on the forum. You can email me at admin AT gambas DOT one.

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Re: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

Post by BruceSteers » Saturday 09th January 2021 9:42pm

stevedee wrote:
Monday 04th January 2021 5:23am
cogier wrote:
Sunday 03rd January 2021 2:48pm
...We will see how this pans out.
Looks good to me, I just hope that some beginners arrive and start using it...
(...or I'm gonna be in big trouble!)
It'll need something there first.. ;)
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Re: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

Post by BruceSteers » Saturday 09th January 2021 10:03pm

cogier wrote:
Saturday 09th January 2021 3:50pm
Hi Bruce,

If you have anything educational I am happy to add them in the Wordpress area. Have a look at Gerry's book which is complete with example programs. These could then be pointed to on the forum. You can email me at admin AT gambas DOT one.
I thought simple examples were wanted for the currently empty Beginners Forum.
Maybe i misunderstood?

Never mind ,, i'll leave you to it.
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Re: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

Post by stevedee » Sunday 10th January 2021 11:44am

BruceSteers wrote:
Saturday 09th January 2021 10:03pm
...I thought simple examples were wanted for the currently empty Beginners Forum.
Maybe i misunderstood?...
Ideally we want beginners to ask questions on the Beginners sub-forum, and I thought we were going to change 'Did You Know?' into a series of simple 'Tips & Tricks'

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Re: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

Post by cogier » Sunday 10th January 2021 4:09pm

There is a snippet's section here.

At the moment you can't write to this section but that could be changed. I see the Forum for asking questions and the Wordpress area for snippets etc.

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Re: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

Post by Technopeasant » Sunday 14th February 2021 1:58am

Don't log on for two months and you lot have changed everything around... :lol:
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Re: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

Post by Technopeasant » Sunday 14th February 2021 2:03am

stevedee wrote:
Tuesday 29th December 2020 10:56am
Unfortunately the chosen language was Python. This acted like a big OFF switch to the vast majority of 11-16 year olds. I feel that they would have retained the interest of more students by teaching a visual language like VB or Gambas. Obviously I have no axe-to-grind regarding Python Vs Gambas (I look around and see at least 3 internet radios I've built using Python). But Python is not a good language for youngsters to be confronted with as a first language.
Visual Basic and Gambas was my self-taught language, while Python was the first I took formal instruction in (followed by JavaScript and C++). You can argue until the chickens roost about the syntax differences, but for me what keeps me using Gambas is the IDE and the form designer. There really is nothing else like it on Linux with the possible exception of Lazarus, and while I think starting off with command line is not bad per say, it is a really nice thing to maintain interest to able to produce graphical programs easily.
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