It is a pleasure to be back.
With sincere wishes for all to get through these difficult global circumstances and to keep yourselves prepared, mentally supported and in good health — all in accordance with your local regulations and requirements.
I must say after a great deal of paradigm shifts in occurance in the New World of Facemasks and Hand Sanitisation, it is clear that things will never be the same again.
Quote: "looking forward to seeing what you do with it through agk
the agk showcase thread would be a great place to showcase it when your ready"
@fubarpk, with AppGameKit I look forward to bringing the best of both worlds where the new school brings remote access and the old school DarkBASIC toolset brings mouse and keyboard play paired with the vast libraries and plugins available for it. Only possible thanks to improved mobile bandwidth.
Pretty good with AppGameKit now; although since the Covid-19 business closure of my key clients I have not touched AppGameKit or DBP.
A frustrating pattern of attempting to continue, only to have to stop to deal with an earth shattering situation. Everytime.
With a complete work related U turn by chance and necessity, I have had to change many plans for income and spare time for my project. A reoccurring thought that I am taking into consideration is for me to be delegating more tasks in the future, and to focus on bringing some finance to support the delegation.
The latest project is much more easier to collaborate with; but I won't accept free help.
Only until my current activity is out of the way, will I be able to continue, starting with the bringing together of my components.
I am currently freelancing during the Covid-19 outbreak, building websites, databases for a few local business, some real estate apps for sales monitoring etc.
It will be a necessity for me to acquire a new job to replace freelancing; most likely a full time project requiring C# / VB.NET WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) Microsoft Office VBA with UI, web & graphics design and English writing as a perk. (Maybe some PHP / MySQL stuff, maybe Python sometimes)
It is clear that I will most likely to acquire work providing modern UI presentation, MVVM assets and support for scalability for a big migration project. The only constant in software development is change, as a point of fact we do not know what business logic is to be implemented in the near future let alone in 5-10 years, thereupon the systems built 20 to 30 years ago are being migrated to modern development stacks which promote workflows and cultures that react well to change in business logic, changes in economy and global climate amongst other issues to be adhered to in a way that can be accomplished by common efficient development teams.
It is likely that the other type of job I may seek will involve me handling the vast majority of the database systems used for internal or customer use for a small business which seeks to start up or rebrand and present assets to clients frequently in a way that attracts and inspires. I am stronger with UI design, WPF front end development than with Ms SQL, Azure and Microsoft Office solutions; but it is rear for a UI and graphic designer to be hired who can also get databases running from the server to multiple clients.
It is good time to be a C# / (£££) Python ($$$) coder right now; for different reasons (mostly for migration and simplification, i.e. stricter design patterns). It has occurred that numerous Office VBA coding jobs are now available for businesses seeking to adjust their Microsoft Office automation solutions for remote workflows and e-commerce — so many shops must close down and downscale. Quite sad, but quite interesting for Microsoft stack programmers who are similar to me.
The boardrooms of the big corporations are waking up to the need to accommodate for change which is inevitable and home working that is now ubiquitous.
A few pieces of advice there for any coders who have a similar background to me.
It is certain that when things return to a state that is more free and secure, I will continue where I left off, bringing together the newly built components to bring the viewport to life for video footage. Could do with a YouTube channel. Fingers crossed.