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[DEV] Introduction

 [1/2] from: g::santilli::tiscalinet::it at: 13-Jan-2002 15:35

Hello everyone, since challenges don't seem to work <g>, :) I've got another idea for the REBOL community. I've been thinking about the weak points of my contributions (such as dbms.r and PDF Maker): - incomplete/poor documentation; - messy code (when I'm in a hurry... :); - slow/intermittent development; and I've been thinking about a way to work around those bugs. ;) The idea is to involve the community a bit in the development of such "contributions". I'll be using this list to do so, at least in the beginning. Basically, I want to try doing the development on the list instead of "privately". This means that the people who are interested in those developments will be able to follow the entire process of development, thus to better understand the code and to be able to participate if they want to. To do so, I'll have to change the way I program; I don't know if this will really work, but I'm going to try. The goal is to let the reader understand every step of the process of thinking that leads to the final code --- well, at least in part. :) If this comes out to create too much traffic for this list, I'll choose a different medium/method. What I hope to get from the community: - interested people will be able to understand and immediately use the code; this means they might want to write howtos/tutorials/documentation for such code so that the whole community can benefit; - more eyes on the code means less bugs and more ideas/solutions. What could be the benefits for the community: - there's the remote chance that someone might learn from my work; :) - the solutions will be immediately usable for the people interested, instead of sitting on some server unused or on my hd used by me only; - people will be able to immediately fix bugs or add needed functionality, without having to wait for me to find free time. Since there's some code I'll need in the next month, and that could be usefult to others too, I'll start immediately this process in the next message. I'll mark this kind of messages with [DEV] so that people will be able to filter them out if they are not interested. I plan to write 1 message per day or less. Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[giesse--writeme--com]> - Amigan - REBOL programmer Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila --

 [2/2] from: rebol665:ifrance at: 13-Jan-2002 22:57

Hi Gabriele, I am using your dbms.r for month to store photo names. I'll be glad to help for testing, building some example (as I already did in the past when I was trying dbms.r for the first time.), making a few suggestion ( for example a more secure way to delete a record ), helping a bit for the documentation (FAQ, howto). Patrick