G’day Fellow Lectora Developers 🙂
Welcome to my site designed specifically for Lectora developers. I have been working with Lectora for short time, however, I have been working with ToolBook from version 1.5, 1995. I very much enjoy sharing what I have learned with fellow Lectora Developers.
I am a big fan of Lectora because I have been able to do some amazing things with it. I have learned and developed techniques that help me in both the development and deployment of Lectora applications. I have had to learn how to efficiently and effectively use Lectora because typically I work alone bearing total responsibility for a project from beginning to end. The techniques I have developed enable me to quickly and relatively painlessly develop applications with significantly reduced opportunities for bugs.
My goal with this site is to make it a trusted and well-used resource for Lectora developers – both newcomers and those who have been using Lectora for several years. Your comments, feedback, and suggestions are welcome. Either e-mail me a quick note or complete the site feedback form. I look forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards, Peter
Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
About Peter Jackson
I haven’t always been in programming and development, but fortunately my career path has led me to something that I truly love doing. My experience early on in manufacturing as a Production Engineer, Materials Controller, Purchasing Manager, and Factory Manager gave me an appreciation for the practical side of software development. By that I mean that the program is the means and not the end. While there are all kinds of fun and exciting things that can be done with programming, I focus on practical features and functionality that enhance and compliment the primary purpose of the program.
For several years I worked exclusively with the Australian Army developing CBT for them using ToolBook. Developing this training was an exciting challenge for me. Not only did I have to develop training that would keep 18 to 20 year olds interested and engaged, but they were learning skills that could mean the difference between life and death. I used a lot of 3D animations and virtual reality to achieve the training objectives. The most important aspect of the work I did with the Australian Army, however, is that it was designed so that I could easily and quickly develop new courses following the same format. That required a well thought-out naming scheme and an interface that was easy to change, but that gave a completely different look to the program. This aspect of program development is overlooked sometimes, but it is essential to reducing errors and being able to rapidly deploy new applications.
I now work with Lectora developers around the world on specific, focused projects as well as on longer term consulting assignments for both native and web-deployed projects. Between projects I develop tools for fellow Lectora Developers.
Address: 7 Mill Hill, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia
Phone: 612 6581-4512