A very good alternative to Xojo is Python, with which you can also create runtimes.
I understand and respect that people have the need to talk, which I do encourage. Personally, I don’t think Geoff or any other Xojo employees are bothered with this forum. I also do not see Xojo disappearing in the future, because it has its place. However, the Xojo tool is too small to make any difference on a global market.
I can also moan about Xojo, the bugs, the way the forum is run, their prices, lack of Android, etc… Instead, I just looked for other tools which let me be creative.
Another good alternative to Xojo in my opinion is Golang which is used by Google itself. The Google Chrome browser is your best choice for development because it is very stable. Firefox comes on a close next place but can sometimes become unresponsive and unstable (restarting every hour will cure that).
Nobody here is a loser and I really include everybody. For some reason, Xojo didn’t work out for you. Instead of keep dwelling over Xojo, spent that time and energy bringing your ideas to life with other tools. You will see that the pain over Xojo will disappear as snow for the Sun.
Or maybe a section where members can show what they accomplished with other tools? Anyway, these suggestions are a much more powerful way of expressing your points to other users.
People here left their Xojo life behind. It is really time to close that chapter in your life and move on. Be positive and open-minded and show the world you are gonna win!
I find this forum a very nice place to be but I can feel the pain of many people here. I never understood the ban of Norman Palardy, Hal Gumbert and so many others. Despite the fact I totally disagree with Markus Winter, if the forum was mine, I should also not ban him.
It is indeed true that the Xojo inc. forum is a marketing tool. However, that doesn’t mean that critical voices have to be silenced by banning them. The many threads about Xojo bugs are also counterproductive for marketing.
The creation of this forum is indeed a very brilliant idea. I truly do hope it will be here for years to come. A big “thank you” to Garry, the founder of this forum.