It was quite poor. You can clearly see how professional they are when they rate anybody who disagrees with them dumb.
That's the mark of a great, professional company, folks!
I gotta agree they sound very unprofessional. Especially with the whole "I have the answer to your question but I must call a team meeting before I can release it to you!"
Rating them dumb is not ignoring them.
While I don't like how it looks at present, I find their attempts at making an IDE admirable. They're getting to try out something new -- even if it doesn't go to plan, everyone benefits. I think everyone's getting a little too tense, anyhow.
I love the concept art for the GUI! I would be totally on board to use this when it comes out if it supports Windows, and doesn't sacrifice features for design.
Wow, what a bunch of jelly beans in this thread.
If you guys ever go with the paid license model, I hope you also do a trial application. Kind of like with "Visual Studio Express" vs "Visual Studio Professional", where as the first is for educational purposes and has less features.
i am looking at these pictures in the op and it's making me have a seizure
Honestly, sublime text is just about the best looking IDE/text editor I've seen.
HardCode is a little too much like a sci-fi FUI for my liking.
-lol 2 year old thread-
point still stands though
Just did a video introducing HardCode IDE. Please note much is still to change.
The autocomplete box should be under the current line.
I don't think it's a good idea to hide the line the programmer is writing.
What is with the horrible music, it completely ruins the video.
If you're trying to promote a serious product you should actually talk about it.
You also need to fix the flashing when resizing.
If you want to make any form of promo when you seem to want to been seen as professional, put some effort into the damn thing. Rather than just showing us your screen as you record you hunting down functions to display. Record yourself using as many functions as possible, then cut the timewasting bollocks, such as you mousing around, out. If you want to focus on a important function, crop out the shit that people don't need to see to use that function. Narrate it decently. Or failing narration, put some decent explanation of the function.
You also need to show the functions more in depth. It's all well and good showing auto-complete. But show more than you adding a for loop. People type that in their sleep, show auto-complete listing methods from libraries, methods from other classes, etc. When showing your customisation options, customise more than just the background of something, show entire themes being loaded from a file (if you have that that is), then show that theme being adjusted. What do those status lights on tabs correspond to? You just kinda say the "status" of the file, and leave it at that. That doesn't help us understand it at all. Explain more obscure features like that if possible.
And again, drop the music. Holy shit that was aggravating. Showcasing something really doesn't need music unless the something generated that music itself.
Is this thread any good to follow?
As for the suggestions, thanks I appreciate the criticism, although, this is simply a quick update on some of the features we have been working on, we will provide more indepth ones at a later stage.
I'm getting the professional thing from how you seem to want to present yourself and your team. Not from a post. Perhaps I worded that one sentence slightly wrong.
We never once said professional and yet we keep being accused of saying this. Could you please restructure your sentence so we understand what was actually meant?
Okay a few things,
This editor is a work in progress, which is why it was posted with that attribute. It is not a fully working product yet and there are hundreds of features that we are still writing before we can showcase them. Also if you would kindly read the description, its just a community update showing where we are and that we do have some functionality. Its not a SWITCH TO HARDCODE video because its not even nearly available for a beta yet.
The video is also not trying to win any awards, its quickly put together to show off some features and the basic usability of the editor. Everyone keeps seeing this as a finished product and frankly its getting a bit irritating. Also, if you don't like the music, turn it off, thats why there is a mute button, and it is very conveniently placed at the bottom of the video for you to make use of.
"customise more than just the background of something, show entire themes being loaded from a file (if you have that that is)" we do have that feature, but seeing as i have shown changing a single color and gradient as well, I don't see the need to showcase more on this seeing as Im literally just going through the functionality of the UI. "You also need to fix the flashing when resizing." This is a redraw issue that occurs due to a number of things along with the fact that Im using a combination of widget toolkits... will most likely be fixed in the near future.
When we do present a promotional video, it will be in the form of 'a promotional video'. Finally, I have been through my posts and site revisions and I did not see the sentence claiming we were professional, if we did say it and you have it somewhere then please feel free to enlighten me (I have no recall of claiming this and Im willing to be proven wrong) but Im highly aware that a vast majority (not all) of Facepunch users do not like this IDE or our team (cant figure out which one it is). If you really do hate this IDE even in its infant state, without even using it yourself, and only going by our chosen theme and screenshots, then please by all means ... don't use it. We aren't going to compete with Netbeans and Eclipse on our first release as I have already stated that we are a small team, with big ambitions and the project is still in its infant stages. That said, we are going to push on regardless of how many people hate the design because that is the goal of this project, to break down existing walls and try take this to a new level as fast as we can.
A few people have given us some incredible feedback, and we are definitely listening to them, but people ranting as though we are attacking them by designing a new product really baffles me, its just a project guys, its not going to attack you :)
Anyway, negative vibes aside, we are going to carry on developing it so that hopefully we change some of these opinions. Seriously tho, this is supposed to be exciting and fun, not a war-zone.
Till next time.
@hexpunk seems i was a bit late and shaun posted while I was typing. Positive vibes man :)
Well, this is stupid. To me, this looks like a perfectly fine IDE, I don't know if it will be able to compete with all the others in the market but it's certainly a notable programming achievement. The biggest problem that I see here is that it looks like it was pulled out of a CSI episode, and whoever is behind this is just going "well you can change it later".
Honestly that seems like a ridiculous argument. If you saw a game on a store that looked like ET for the Atari 2600, you wouldn't even consider buying it. Why? Because it looks like total turd. It doesn't matter if you can download custom skins to make the game look good, it should look good or at least decent to most people right off the bat. I think that gray skin you posted looks great, except for the background with "Hardcode" splattered all over it, and most people seem to agree. So to me, if you only made that one the default and kept the sci-fi one as a custom that comes with the program, none of this random crap would happen and people would take this a hella more seriously.
Still, keep up the good work and don't let all the criticism discourage you, just use it to your advantage.