In the 1970s I taught Dartmouth BASIC to high schoolers. I was good with PRINT, LET, FOR-NEXT LOOPS, GOSUB-RETURN, and most everything else. Now, at the age of 79, I thought I’d try XOJO for fun. Quite a change!
Might there be any resource that would gently get me from the 1970s to the present? The videos I’ve found are probably good, but it’s the notation and the vocabulary that is taken for granted that can easily be a challenge. For example, I need to know how to “read the meaning” of dot notation which I don’t recall existing in BASIC. Dots are everywhere! And the reference areas are a jungle of new stuff. My kingdom for a resource to bridge the decades!
Another problem for me: I have a variable ‘Sum’ (I figured out the DIM Sum As Double) and a field also called ‘Sum.’ I can’t even figure out to get the value of ‘Sum’ (which is the sum of two other variables, FirstNumber and SecondNumber) into the field called ‘Sum.’ Back in the day, I could’ve written PRINT Sum and I’d have gotten the answer I wanted on screen. Now I want the answer to show up in the field I dragged onto the UI but I can’t.
Any kind words for this old guy?