I saw there was recent activity on this board from a customer and DJ - and
http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/posts.aspx?threadId=1926 was linked. I do have a specific question about threads and how the bot might react to a given problem (given I don't have a bot yet - just coding for fun and as concept - but might be a good question before I get ahead of myself).
My question is this. I posted this:
if you watch the video, you'll notice that there was a huge delay while the main executable fetched some JSON from Google. This REST request actually stopped the entire process (ie, if I'd've alt+tabbed out and then back in then the GUI wouldn't have come back until the results were in the textbox).
My question is, what would the bot have done? Would not having sent this request into a separate thread to be worked on in, have completely frozen the robot as well as the C# GUI that I'd hacked? And, if yes or if no, if I do a normal thread the way I already know how to code it (I don't have current examples of 'how /I/ know how to code it' but it's probably hack-y and not standard or even acceptable in a workplace) - how would the bot react differently?
Cheers for now everyone and have fun!
As a giant ps. I threw my pending purchase into my cover letter for a mobile app development / hardware repair / sales position I applied for that's semi-local:
'(...) Even recently I have undertaken the prospect of expanding my knowledge to include the robotics branch of sciences, combining software and hardware into a uniquely interesting result. (...)'