"Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi"?
I’ve hit the wall. I’m a one person shop who wants to start developing Cache on a mac using Eclipse/Atelier, after using Studio for the last 5 years. I’ve installed the 1.1 beta plugin, watched 6 or 7 videos from the September conference, tried several times to work through the cheat sheets, only to have connection issues or compilation issues, so at this point, I’m feeling very frustrated. The videos were interesting, but generally didn’t work as tutorials for fundamental programming operations, for me.
I feel comfortable with Objectscript and Zen development in Studio. What I need are step by step Atelier instructions, such as have been offered in previous excellent Cache tutorials to:
1. Run compiled Cache class and routine serverside code and see its output on a Terminal equivalent.
2. Run compiled CSP/Zen code and see its output to a web browser.
Where a plugin is needed, would you recommend which plugins are closest to Studio in functionality? (Also, any recommendations for Objectscript plugins?) I would guess you want to be agnostic, but I would think suggesting plugins that work most similarly to Studio...should be okay?
I can see many good reasons for InterSystems to switch to Eclipse, but I see no reason for there to be no way to see what the completed class code should look like at the end of each cheat sheet. You could even do a quick and dirty video of someone going through the cheat sheets in a true step by step manner. I suspect it could be done in 45 minutes using mac’s QuickTime screen recording app.