B4A built the very foundation of our business and that alone saved my life. Prior to this business, i was still suffering the drastic effects of the 2008 recession and simply doing side jobs to make ends meet. I was fresh out of collage, broke, and in debt, plus being an experienced consumer electronics technician, as you can imagine, things wernt going well. Nobody was getting TVs and Stereos fixed anymore. and Tablets/Cellphones had just begun to rise, and are damn near impossible to fix for old school guys like me.
but then an opportunity came up with a scoreboard company falling out of business due to the recession, and retiring of the owners. So we built a whole new business off the ashes of that one, and used B4A/B4J to power the technology that runs our current product line.
At this point, the success or failure of B4X means the success or failure of our company. That's alot of weight to put into a specific product line. That tells you the amount of trust I have in this product.
Cableguy, sharing your experience with us and with everyone says a lot, and very good about you. In this world of vanities, recognizing who we are is what makes us great people, and you are.
In these current times, I think this tool released, which scared me 2 months ago when it happened, I recognize that it can be a door for many people to earn a living. That other type of life that we are going to face. I know that there are many programmers who banned it years ago, and when they know this product, they will see an open door to walk through.
@Cableguy A very profane wish in between: Could you please post your 'Pairs4Android'-app here in the forum? I'd so much like to see it...
And I wish you all the best, thanks for all your contributions from which I had lots of benefit!
Never mentioned it to you, though, maybe I should have...
Wow, what an excellent discussion. Well done Cableguy for being so brave and honest to share your story. I take my hat off to you. And Turtle for B4K is a brilliant idea.
As you all realise, I am a very newbie, even though I did my first Basic programming on the Commodore 64 all those decades ago. But my current focus is creating puzzles. My latest one, which I've been waiting now for 12 days for Google to publish, is a whole series of simple jigsaws, most of which are aimed at children. I would love to think that this forum can help kids get interested in Basic, as it is still the best language for the masses. If I could teach myself to program on the Commodore 64, then Basic has to be the goto language for kids.
I did the same, taught myself on the good old commodore 64. My first program was to display every sequence of lotto combinations and count them as it went. It took the poor thing over 12 hours to reach the last combination. The same program now runs in minutes not hours
Another C64 guy here! I believe the year was 1980 ... Christmas present from my parents ... C64, a hand-me-down B&W TV and the Commodore cassette drive. I wore that thing out. FWIW - I have held on to one book from that platform ... an engineering formulas book for C64 BASIC.
It was written over 8 years ago. It was very rudimentary and now simply obsolete by today standards. It was written for Android 2.3.7.
Unfortunately, due to a few pc crashes and a complete meltdown, I no longer have the source code.
I have published here, in another thread, a BINGO that can help you learn the basics if it is what someone is looking for and if someone needs real working programs, I can share 95% of my sources. Source BINGODROID publish in android market
Someone wrote: "I could say that Erel saved my life... if he gave away me a few hundred thousand euros."
That's not fair. Erel didn't give us all that money, but he created and offered us B4X - most of us paid for it, but the price was pretty low for the piece of software B4X (B4A, in my case) is!
(lots of) thumbs up!
we all have a story to tell and sometimes we do not know to whom, I have left computer science now for 10 years and on this occasion of detention imposed for coronavisur b4x gave me an intelligent way to commit my time.
The forum is better than other socials, I see and find people always available, smiling and with fast jokes but always ready to give you a hand.
maybe erel didn't think at all all this and in his desire and I believe enthusiasm to create a big family (community), I after a big car accident and immediately after the loss of parents and immediately after the separation I was destroyed, computer science helped me a lot in finding the solution instead of posing the problem and this has always saved me from every event.
Thanks to all of you, also because your presence here in this uncertain period dictated by this virus fills the hours of every holy day.
Well, I've been a member of this forum since 2013. I started with computers with a VIC 20 but was too young to know what it could do really. I studied IT and as part of the Diploma, I worked on Basic and Cobol. I have always been interested in programming but never published anything. I wrote two different Lotto randomizers for my father-in-law and designed a grocery calculator for me (does not work so great.) but it was the first B4A project.
I purchased a license back then but it expired and for many years I was just making use of other free languages for practice. I'm a bit lazy and I procrastinate with new plans so ideas I had long ago are still only ideas.
Then I saw that B4A is free and I immediately downloaded it. I must say it is one of the best IDE I have used. Currently, I am busy with a new grocery calculator, and this time I'm taking my time on design and streamlining the code, etc.
What I also love about this forum is when you have a problem you just search and you find the solution, you don't even need to actually ask the question, hence this is my first post since 2013.
I must also add that I don't know enough of coding to give people advice on this forum so that is another reason for not commenting on the forum.
When I saw the post from CableGuy I thought it would be the best time to make my first contribution to this forum. You guys have helped me countless times sorting out coding issues and giving new ideas. Thanks for that.
Without you guys knowing it you have also been part of my Internet family.