Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Still Loving Suneido

I am really getting into this language. I know that I will start getting into trouble as I try and learn about functions, conditionals, and primary keys, etc., but I don't care. To me, just having the ability to see something aon my screen that looks like a real program is exciting.

I have caused the Wokspace to hang while trying to Access a query, but that is likely something I am doing wrong. This is a temporary setback at best.

I already have a screen that enables anyone to create an complete inventory of all theri firearms. it allows them to include all kinds of details such as manufacturer, model serial number, barrel length, barrel shot count, best load, weight, lengths, and more.

Friday, December 14, 2007

I'm finally not afraid to try programming

I have always wanted to experience programming as a hobby. I don't know how people that code all day for a living feel about programming hobbyist, but I want to be one. I have always had the urge to write software, even as far back as the early Eighties. The small amount of coding I did in high school in 1982, was an introduction to Basic. I forget 99% of all that.

Lately I was looking into some languages like Ruby , but never really committed myself to learning it. The books just sat there staring at me, while I imagined cool applications I was entirely incapable of creating. I may still learn Ruby, as it is cross-platform (I love Linux).

Then I considered Suneido.

Even after just a few days, I have to say I really like it. I think I like it because it is so quickly gratifying. Within minutes I had windows on my screen that actually looked (and even functioned) like real programs. Sunedio ( has a nice manual that actually coached me through the basics. In no time at all, I was creating databases, and even reporting on database contents. Pretty cool!

I know that I have a long way to go. There are a couple of hurdles I need to clear. First off, I am basically a complete newbie when it comes to coding. I don't just need to learn how to program in Suneido, I need to learn how to program in any language. What are objects, functions, definitions, inheritance, etc? I am only part way through the Suniedo manual, but I think some of these will be explained. I have also registered on the Suneido forum, so I at least have some way of getting help or answers to my questions.

Wish me luck. Who knows, maybe I'll have a great little program available here some day.