Over time I’ve received several requests from Clarion resources here in South Africa from either Clarion users, or from business that use Clarion systems. Clarion users want to assure their customers that there are enough Clarion resources available when some bus runs them over. And companies using Clarion systems always are looking for a Clarion developer to do bug fixes or enhancements to their systems. On both accounts, it’s getting harder to find someone suitable as an available and capable Clarion developer - there definitely are not as many as before.
I would like to understand how others in the Clarion community think about this. The only two possible solutions I could come up, are the following:
Make a new Clarion edition available (like the Standard Edition of long ago) that’s much cheaper and provides a good entry point for someone to learn Clarion.
Include an expiry date within a serial code, in order for licenses to be provided for free to universities, colleges, technikons etc. - so that Clarion can be used as a tool to teach students good principles of database design and systems development.
Both these unfortunately involves a lot of new thought from SoftVelocity. Is there anyone that has another idea to help us grow new Clarion skills, like maybe providing a video course on Clarion development?
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