off topic is nice, especially when I can see how many of “us, veteran programmers” are here!
Actually my very very first experience with computers were on ZX81 too, infact, I want to learn programing because of a ZX Spectrum! But a year later, when we bought our very first computer, c64 was already ruled the world… in mid eu for sure. I can see that people in England was most likely bought zx81 or ZX Spectrum from Sir Sinclair
The most creative app on a c64 was a music player for me, using the floppy disc motors, spinning them the way it will generate sounds. I heard a Madonna song coming out of a C64’s floppy first
I’m sure we did not had discussion over strong and loosy typing, neither frameworks or cloud computing instead we have LDX, LDY… and sprites
vic20, c64, c128… this was dual boot, basic or cpm!
Then the DOS popped up, I got a portable, an 8086 similar to this one (my brother called it “the microwave”)
The display had only 4 shades of gray and I couldn’t play Tetris, because the blue blocks had the same shade as the black background.
So I became a local legend when I made a TSR (terminate and stay resident program made in assembler) that was scanning the graphic card memory 18 times per second and changed the color of the blue blocks as they were coming down.
Thanks @attila for giving us a post we could hijack and go down on memory lane.
after some hesitation, I decided to go with Anvil.
There were many answers, pro and cons, which helped me a lot to get my head around and make a decision.
Why I choose Anvil over other solutions?
very good and live forum, tons of good hints, quick turnaround times, useful answers
very good support (by email I mean Anvil here)
python is great to working with data, and that is my main goal with my next app
I had read multiple success story here from real people, giving me the go
There is a reason why I’m searching for other solutions then .Net Core or other common “industrial” solutions, obviously I was searching for something better (quicker, easier, faster and productive)
I already has virtual servers and DBs setup and running for other projects, which I can reuse or share, so using them or Anvil’s own servers almost does not matter to me, but it gives me extra flexibility and safety. I can go both ways, anytime I feel right about.
What I was really surprised is the people here… I found some sharing similar background and I got myself just login to see what is going on here in the forum, which is not what I usually do. It seems more than just a forum, but a real community.
Also, looking at the speed of bugfixes is amazing. Reminds me to some of my ex works, where we were pushing just like Anvil does… fixes within 1hr from posting, even in 2am midnight.
So let’s see how it goes!
And finally, I want to say THANKS GUYS! to all of you who did helped me to understand what Anvil really provides.