Today is the 2 year anniversary of this blog. So I would like to do a recap of some of the highlights from the past year.
Not surprisingly, the free apps continue to be very popular. This year it wasn't just me writing all the apps. Other Autodesk developers got in the act with awesome apps like, Drawing Compare, Vault Gadget, and a Google Map plug-in.
The downside is that there are too many legacy apps to upgrade.
I try to do a webinar series each year. Back in December I did a set of case studies using some of my apps as examples. The result is almost 4 hours of video where I talk through my own source code. At first I was hesitant, thinking that audiences would find it too boring. But the webcasts were well received, so I'll probably use the "case study" format more in the future.
A lot of my blog articles are focused on specific features, such as Events, Links and File Resolution. Although articles like that are useful, they are a bit on the dry side. It's like writing a textbook chapter.
It's nice when I can break out of that format and go deeper that just a single feature. Coding for Performance articles. I hope to continue the series this year, and maybe I'll be able to come up with another series along those lines.
And there's the comments sections, which have been used for tech support from time to time. However, the new Vault API newsgroup is usually the better way to get API support. Either way, the odds are good that you will get a response from me.