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goodbye community

Postby syn9 » Dec 27, 2008 21:12

just want to let it be known that i'm leaving fb. i've been a long friend of basic but i feel its time that i 'grew up' and moved on to something more powerful with native OOP. that and since i'm starting college next year id like to move to a language that's an industry standard.

its been fun.

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Postby Imortis » Dec 27, 2008 21:46

It's sad to see you go, but I'm sure we all wish you the best. Enjoy college. I just finished college.
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Postby John Spikowski » Dec 27, 2008 22:27

I would also like to say goodbye to the FreeBASIC community. The hostility level and no sense of direction is a waste of my time. The folks on the BCX project have an active agenda and are attracting members of the Basic community I have a high regard for.

This will be my last post here.

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Postby Imortis » Dec 27, 2008 22:29

@John's Shadow:
I can't say I didn't see it coming. But, all the same, I wish you well, as well.
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Dec 27, 2008 23:55

Sad, I was looking forward to your new FB projects syn9. But I guess if you want to pursue a programming career...anyway, good luck.
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Postby DaveUnit » Dec 28, 2008 5:01

sad to see you go, man.
just starting college? how old are you?
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Postby Conexion » Dec 28, 2008 9:39

Gawww.... time to make FB an industry standard so we can keep him :D

Understandable. Not that OOP is the end-all-be-all (But that is another thread :P) ... But I hope you have a successful career in programming!
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Postby Jojo » Dec 28, 2008 9:53

good luck with your future projects, hope they will look even more awesome than what you did already, no matter what language they are done in.
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Postby Kot » Dec 28, 2008 10:41

Hope we will see you here again... as a developer? ;)
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Postby nkk_kan » Dec 28, 2008 11:27

Ah, We will miss your stylish and exciting games :)
I was still hoping you'd complete Aphex Razor someday, but since you're leaving i guess that's not possible now..
Anyways, Good luck with your future projects!
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Postby E.K.Virtanen » Dec 29, 2008 14:43

I have had lots of fun from your games. It is easy to believe that you will have a great future in programming scene. Thumbs up!
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Postby livewire » Jan 02, 2009 1:57

I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Engineering (age 26) and I use FreeBASIC (at work) about as often as I use the other languages (C++, C#, Java, etc.).

Better than knowing how to program in one language is knowing which programming language minimizes your effort and maximizes your output.

FreeBASIC and AutoIt are directly related to my overall understanding of programming (including object-oriented programming). These languages give a good foundation for understanding other languages also.

You don't have to 'give up' a language to gain another. Just keep adding them to your repertoire.

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Postby pr0gger » Jan 02, 2009 3:53


Sad to see you go. In a way, I don't blame you -- it's hard to get any respect when you're writing code in a BASIC dialect (even if you're like me, and your field has very little computer science). Livewire's right, though.

I've always looked forward to your games, so I'm glad you're keeping your website up.

Good luck in college, and have fun out there.
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Postby Jocke The Beast » Jan 02, 2009 11:03

Syn9: Thanks for everything you shared with us. I remeber your old isometric Vampira from the good old days...that made me think "everything is possible with basic"...but Griffon Legends is the game I'll remember you about. Amazing game and perhaps the best game so far made using Freebasic...

Anyways, have a great life and good luck with your future!
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Postby Deleter » Jan 05, 2009 2:04

Think I'm following syn9 out the door. I agree with whomever said that it is useful to have different tools in your belt. However, at this point, freebasic is like that really old, rusty, and completely outdated tool that you only keep around because you had fun with it when you were young. Developers are occupied with real life, the compiler has no direction, the forum is decaying. Definitely had its better days. Thanks for those better days, but like syn9 its time to move my development efforts over to more modern, supported, and functional languages.

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