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georgejecook
Level 7

Community engagement/transparency

Hi, where are roku engaging with the community? 


  • I'm seeing posts here with feature requests (multi-line brightscript support) from 2016, with no further updates,

  • They haven't responded to a mail I sent asking for confirmation on how callfunc works,

  • I see other people griping about how they feel abandoned.

  • I've seen that they have an amazing visual editor tool for scenegraph, which few people seem to know even exists.


Rather than be negative about it, I'm going to assume I'm doing it wrong, so:


  • Is there an official feature request site?

  • Official bug reporting site?

  • Developer envangelism?

  • Some location/slack/other group where roku interface with their developers and share information about plans?

  • Anual dev conferences

CLUE ME IN PEOPLE !!! Smiley Very Happy
George Cook
https://linkedin.com/in/georgejecook/
Roku developers slack group (http://tiny.cc/nrdf0y) : georgejecook

Contact me on roku developer slack group, or via pm to discuss consultancy/work opportunities/rooibos unit testing framework
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Komag
Level 9

Re: Community engagement/transparency

There are a few Roku devs who do a pretty good job of trying to be involved on these forums, and I appreciate that. But I think overall the organization doesn't place a very high priority on us, at least that's how it seems.
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squirreltown
Level 9

Re: Community engagement/transparency

"Komag" wrote:
There are a few Roku devs who do a pretty good job of trying to be involved on these forums, and I appreciate that. But I think overall the organization doesn't place a very high priority on us, at least that's how it seems.

Agreed. It's been obvious for a while.
Kinetics Screensavers
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destruk
Level 10

Re: Community engagement/transparency

If you worked for Roku themselves, internally, you would get that level of support.  But we're just little people making apps and sometimes participating in their open beta test system.
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destruk
Level 10

Re: Community engagement/transparency

Hey, perhaps Roku could provide that level of support and interactive feedback, if they wanted to have a 'premium developer fee' like Apple and Microsoft does.  Say $300 you would pay per year to develop on Roku and get one-on-one support with internal Roku employees.  What do you think?
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georgejecook
Level 7

Re: Community engagement/transparency

thanks.. 

I'm surprised that nobody has setup a slack group yet. If any of you vets don't, I might in the very near future.
George Cook
https://linkedin.com/in/georgejecook/
Roku developers slack group (http://tiny.cc/nrdf0y) : georgejecook

Contact me on roku developer slack group, or via pm to discuss consultancy/work opportunities/rooibos unit testing framework
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joetesta
Level 10

Re: Community engagement/transparency

Groups have been tried on various platforms but I haven't seen "critical mass" of developers to make it worthwhile anywhere other than this forum. You can post on StackOverflow and possibly get a different cross-section of answerers... Glad you are sticking around, I'd join your slack group.
aspiring
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georgejecook
Level 7

Re: Community engagement/transparency

https://join.slack.com/t/rokudevelopers ... mUxOTdlNTE

let me know if that works.

and yes, I hope to stick around - my main gig is VR/cross platform Xamarin/native; but I actually really enjoy this roku m'larky - if I get enough work, I'll build out loads of tools. Already got plenty to share; like more comfy unit testing: https://github.com/georgejecook/unit-testing-framework which makes test up _really_ easy and gives you solo/ignore for suites and test cases. Still WIP. I've got more in the pipeline too.

Example of what my unit test files look like since my changes:

'@TestSuite [ETC] ExampleTestComponent test suite

'Note the ETC__ name space, and me putting [ETC] in the suite name, is not require. I just do it coz it works for me for namepsacing/readability

'@Setup
function ETC__SetUp()
   ? "setting up test suite for " ; m.Name
end function

'@BeforeEach
function ETC__BeforeEach()
end function

'@Test
function ETC__basicTest() As String
 return m.AssertEqual("true", "true")
end function

'@Ignore
'@Test
function ETC__basicTest() As String
 'This test is ignored
 return m.AssertEqual("true", "true")
end function
George Cook
https://linkedin.com/in/georgejecook/
Roku developers slack group (http://tiny.cc/nrdf0y) : georgejecook

Contact me on roku developer slack group, or via pm to discuss consultancy/work opportunities/rooibos unit testing framework
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SolveLLC
Level 7

Re: Community engagement/transparency

I didn't know the visual editor exists.....helped me fix a long standing annoying bug just now....
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georgejecook
Level 7

Re: Community engagement/transparency

so glad! it's rad, right? Be sure to checkout the slack I set up https://join.slack.com/t/rokudevelopers ... mUxOTdlNTE[/url:2zm0k1yy]
George Cook
https://linkedin.com/in/georgejecook/
Roku developers slack group (http://tiny.cc/nrdf0y) : georgejecook

Contact me on roku developer slack group, or via pm to discuss consultancy/work opportunities/rooibos unit testing framework
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