Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying CSIDE and finding it useful in your CS endeavours!
A fairly hefty update (likely to be dubbed 1.3.0) is on the horizon, and the backlog of potential new features and improvements is always increasing (those who are curious can see that here). More news on that to come shortly.
In the meantime, I have a recruitment call!
During the early development stages of CSIDE I was assisted by a fantastic team of individuals in a beta testing PM thread. They’d give me anything from daily to weekly feedback on (at the time) private builds and we’d have some good back and forth discussions about what worked (or didn’t).
With the full release of the IDE I decided to discontinue that team in favour of discussing everything out in the open. A year on, it’s become fairly clear to me that the forum thread doesn’t quite fill the same need. Whereas the large forum thread is great for reactive feedback, once a feature has been implemented and people have had a play with it, small groups are much better for very quick and early feedback on larger chunks of work or plain design ideas, that might otherwise take a long time to actually implement, polish or make stable.
To cut a long story short, I’m looking to revive this system, and would like to ask if there are any regular users of CSIDE who would like to participate in this new testing PM thread. This is admittedly a something for nothing ask, you won’t be getting any direct preferential treatment (as the ‘development’ channel you’ll be using is now publicly available and will probably remain so). What you will get however, is an opportunity to have a pro-active say in the direction of CSIDE, i.e. an opportunity to talk to me directly and frequently, and attempt to veto, +1 or suggest things while (or even before) I’ve set code to editor.
The only other thing I’ll add is that this is a discussion group, so will likely only suit people who…
- Are willing to use the cutting edge and possibly unstable development channel
- Using (or willing to use) CSIDE as a primary development tool
- Actively writing CS and using CSIDE day-to-day
- Willing to talk in a discussion format, this means daily (or bi-daily) replies*
*This isn’t a hard rule, but if you’re only chipping in once a week, you’re going to get left behind.
With all that said, I should point out again that you can access the development channel without committing to this thread, and people are more than welcome to play around with it and give feedback here from any and all the channels. Every tiny bit of feedback from “it’s great” to “I’ve found this bug…” and “What about this feature?” has been and continues to be very much appreciated.
Thank you all!