But, I have found it extremely hard to start working with BrightScript. I have been going through the documentation, and the example projects, but I have to say, I have begun to dread working on Roku and BrightScript, simply because there really are NO tutorials on how things go together and why things are written the way they are. Yes, the documentation is extensive, but it's not very good in my opinion. No where are there tutorials on starting from scratch, NOTHING! Sure, the code is all written in the examples, but that doesn't tell me why things are set up the way they are, and to be frank, neither does the documentation.
For example, I had the "Simple Video Player" project open, and I see a "initTheme()" method. Looking at it, I see the line "app = CreateObject("roAppManager")". I search the BrightScript reference guide for "roAppManager" and nothing comes up. I search other documents, nothing. So, I'm left with a line of code that has no comments in the project, and so I have no idea what this is doing or the purpose of what "roAppManager" is. I know this is simple, but it's just a point of my frustrations.
There is a forum topic "How Do I Start Developing a Channel" topic at viewtopic.php?f=34&t=36014
, but it's a complete joke as it doesn't offer any real help. Basically says, "write it and publish". With no IDE, no real debugger, no intellisense (with third party IDE's such as Eclipse), no tutorials, no "how to" docs, I'm curious how you all learned this fracking language?? What did you all do to learn this stuff?????
Sorry for the sour tone, I'm just so frustrated of getting no where with this. Any advice is really appreciated. How do I actually "learn" BrightScript???