My name is Pierre and I am from the Netherlands.
A few weeks ago I discovered Glide and I was busy collecting first many details before I would start with Glide.
After seeing several videos on Youtube I wanted to start myself.
But as always, finding a good place to start is not so easy.
In the past, I did some programming in Clipper but this now is very outdated.
Now because of health conditions, I am unemployed and don’t need or can work anymore.
So I have a lot of “free” time.
I wanted to use this to learn something new.
I tried several things like PHP, Python, HTML, CSS but after a few lessons, I gave up.
My mind is not so quick anymore and I get distracted easily and have problems staying focused.
So I think Glide is a nice place to start again.
I have so many ideas that I would like to work out.
Now, my first problem is to find a good tutorial or online course that can teach me step by step how things work.
Maybe someone here can suggest a good course for me.
Everything is welcome.
I am known with the basics of Excel, Google Sheets, and Notion.
So the concept of databases is no problem for me.
I already tried to look on Udemy but there is not much.
Most of all, I hope I can learn a lot from everyone in this community, but for now, things look a bit complicated to me.
Many thanks in advance for all your tips and hope you all have a nice day.
the best course is this forum!
Hello @Pierre_de_Man, welcome to Glide, it’s so nice of you to share your story.
- Glide Library (brought to you by @JackVaughan and his team)
- Darren’s best practices (the other @Darren_Murphy !) on how to get started
- Bob’s videos (by @Robert_Petitto)
- Darren’s videos (by @darren)
- Edit – Jesus’ videos (by @eltintero)
You can also learn some lessons with this app from @eltintero
My apologies I missed this, I didn’t know about Jesus’ videos. I updated my post above.
Thanks a lot, and no worries
Thank you for the list. I will have a look at it.
Can you maybe confirm my thoughts on Glide? Am I right to say that with Glide I need to change the way I think? Instead of letting the program do all the work, I need to let the sheet/table do all the work. Like all calculations and conditions are done in the sheet/table. And Glide is “just there” to display my results.
The more work/ logic done inside Glide the better.
To quote @Darren_Murphy
Learn about Glide Computed Columns . Once you understand how to effectively use them you can start unleashing the true power of Glide.
Avoid Spreadsheet formulas like the plague. Let go of them, they are holding you back. Except in a very few cases, you don’t need them any more. If you think your formulas are way too complex and can’t possibly be done in Glide, refer to previous point