[quote=53217:@Chris Verberne]I wish those pro’s and con’s would not show up so much, because it is as black and white.
I am a very loyal user to RealBasic - RealStudio _ Xojo since version 5.2. Overtime there where some bugs, I encountered, some more severe than others. However that never stopped me to get the job done with Xojo. At the end of the day, that is all that matters.
As other members already have said, the team behind Xojo is great! And I mean it. They obviously do care about their users. Support is great, fast and knowledgeable.
Many people already make a living with Xojo, and I mean Xojo. Personally, I turn regularly to Bob Keeney his website to view his tutorials. Also the webinars of Paul Lefevre, our Xojo Evangelist, are great and you can watch them every time you want when you are in a time zone which prevents you from seeing them life. Also the books which come with Xojo are a great reference. And last but not the least, those books of Eugene Dakin are very good and clearly written.
Also this forum helps solving your problems. There is always a clever someone who has a solution or a workaround. The fact that it sometimes takes long to fix a particular bug is because Xojo is a very small team. But we cannot blame them for that. By the way, the main applications I use are from very small companies but standing out the crowd by their features and quality. To mention some of them; Axialis, Serif, Xojo, IObit, RagTime GMBH, BlueBerry, FastStone, Topstyle and some others.
As a developer, we live in a very colorfull world. Mostly our job starts where most computer users ends. And despite the changes in Xojo, you still can work fast. Important is to organise your navigator which will prevent you from being lost and plan and structure your application in advance. The more planning you do, the easier your coding, the less bugs your application contain.
I wish those moaning post should stop because they harm Xojo in a very unfair way. I also encounter bugs which sometimes are frustrating, but I prefer to spend my time to workaround them or find solutions. That is much more productive than moaning about it.
I hope this kind of subjects will end soon because they are not contributing anything positive to application development.
When you based on threads like these, doubt Xojo I can give you only one free advice : just install the free version, use the resources at hand which are plenty and find out for yourself if Xojo works for you or not.
At least it works out for me fine.[/quote]
I know that Xojo works for me. I have already spent a very long time working on my project. I am looking at benefiting users of my software with ideas about what is good about Xojo and I am trying to avoid bad choices in the development of my software.