Your Best Practices, Dos & Don'ts for Newbies, pls? Thks 🙂

Hi :cherry_blossom:all
I’m defending my student project thursday 25 afternoon, featuring one last time my Glide prototype and working on the next & last project already, so, sorry if I’m not reactive to your answers, I do read them a little.

I’d like next to share with my app a short list of Best Practices with Glide.
Apart from joining this Community, of course :blush:
Like :

  • The Dos & Don’ts you’d like to avoid to newbies especially. :triangular_flag_on_post:
  • What you wish so told you before :woman_facepalming:
  • The limits of the free plan & its implications
  • Anything else you can think of
  • Easy plugins or third-party tools

Target readers: newbies who may be less “technical” than myself :grin:
Thks :cherry_blossom:& catching up later, after my exam.

Here are a few things off the top of my head:

  • RTFM :wink:
  • Use Column Grouping, it will make your life easier.
  • Devise your own consistent column naming scheme, and stick with it.
  • Find All Uses is your new best friend.
  • Unless you’re absolutely certain that you’ll never need it, always start a new app with a Google Spreadsheet.
  • 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 :arrow_up:
  • Always use Custom Actions
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Everybody has been where you are at some point.
  • Don’t be afraid to jump in and answer questions. Helping others find solutions to their problems is a great way to learn. You won’t always get the right answer, but who cares?
  • Be nice to others.
  • RTFM :wink:

I’m sure I could think of a lot more, but that will do for now :slight_smile:

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Same as @Darren_Murphy.

I may add: start with drawing your “tables scheme” on the paper to clearly identify your needs

  • tabs
  • fields per tabs
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@Darren_Murphy & @AyS_0908
Thks, guys :cherry_blossom:
I’ll let you know when I’ll share those tips in a kinda list (once translated in French) in my prototype next month, with a mention like “powered by Glide’s Int’l Community Experts” :wink:
If it’s OK for you?
It will be updated little by little.
The English Int’l prototype will come later in 2022.

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