These are some things albeit little that I think if done would help cultivate the perception of PB outside the PB sphere and benefit the PB community overall.
1. Fix all the broken links on the PowerBuilder Developer Center landing page. Surely someone running this website is embarrassed.
2. There hasn’t been a post in the “Document” section in months. One would think that with the first PB release in several years that some new WOW functionality would be touted or someone would have figured out something new to share or some PB engineer would want to explain the best way to implement a certain piece of functionality that isn’t obvious to a regular person. You know like they used to do in the PBDJ.
3. No training videos in a year and most if not all were done by Bruce Armstrong who isn’t an SAP employee. Come on guys. Surely some of the SAP resources assigned to PB can carve out some time to show something new and cool. Again there’s a new release in the pipeline surely there’s SOMETHING to show besides a shiny new box? I’d love to see Dave, Paul, Yakov and the other gurus at SAP posting a document, blog, video or whatever on here every now and then to help share the love. Or anybody for that matter. It’s a community and there are some awesome developers out there with lots of wisdom to share. My guess is Bruce has gotten tired of toting the mail all by himself. Share the load brothers and sisters.
4. Bashing PB.Net is bashing PB. If you don’t like the product that’s your prerogative. Don’t use it and move on. Use your powers for good not evil. When people read daily negative comments about PB.Net it hurts PB Classic by association. Non PBers don’t know the difference. All they see is PB is blah blah blah. Like the saying goes: if you don’t have anything good to say keep your mouth shut. I would add “please” to that. 🙂
5. Add a cool image to the subspace page for PB. If a subspace with 34 followers can have an image why can’t ours? I’m just saying.
6. Contribute, Contribute, Contribute! If you figured something out that wasn’t obvious share it with all of us.
7. A thank you to the folks both in and outside SAP that support the PB community. You are appreciated.
The intent of this post is to encourage participation. I hope it is taking that way.