Thursday, June 28, 2012

Why you should use RealStudio instead of what you're using now to develop new software

People are often surprised when I tell them I use RealStudio for a good majority of my development projects. Many people see it as a 'toy' language that's not really suitable for professional level work. Plus, why would someone pay to use a development tool when there is a plethora of free tools available?  While I admit that I've experienced my frustrations with RealStudio in the past (and I'll probably experience more in the future), there's one thing that keeps me coming back:


As a professional software developer, I value my time. My clients pay for my time so they value it too. And they don't want to pay me to muck around with tools, doing things that don't really contribute to developing their applications. They're hiring me to write code and, mostly, anything that's not actually writing code is a waste of time to them.

That's why I love RealStudio. It simply gets out of the way and allows me to do 99% of the things I need to do quickly and easily and it allows me to write cross platform code faster than any other tool.. Sure, I could mess around with Java or C++. I'm a good programmer in both languages. But I could have massive code written in RealStudio by the time I've finished setting up a project in one of those languages. Why would I waste my clients time like that?

Now, don't get me wrong: RealStudio isn't perfect for everything. For example, if you're writing system level tools or a mobile application, you're going to have to look elsewhere. But those developers already have good tools that they are very familiar with. For those of us engaged in the rest of the industry, there's usually no need for a beefy toolkit that gets in the way.

Have I piqued your interest? Do you want to write code in blazing fast time? Good! Now it's time to take the next step and download the 30 day evaluation of RealStudio. I guarantee, if you take time to learn the language you will never want to go back to your old languages again.

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