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What information is most helpful in the development product purchase process?   [Edit]

Survey period: 21 Sep 2009 to 28 Sep 2009

Can't build everything ourselves ... so what information's most important to you when you hear about tools, components, and other tools that make your dev day easier?

OptionVotes% 
Features27835.28
Price739.26
Compatibility425.33
Testimonials151.90
Source code (for components)10613.45
White papers121.52
Trial version16721.19
Quality of support182.28
Upgrade Path60.76
Other (note in comments)172.16
Documentation546.85



 
GeneralChanges made: question reworded, "documentation" added .... Pin
Jeff Hadfield21-Sep-09 5:45
professionalJeff Hadfield21-Sep-09 5:45 
GeneralRe: Changes made: question reworded, "documentation" added .... Pin
W Balboos, GHB22-Sep-09 2:11
W Balboos, GHB22-Sep-09 2:11 
GeneralFrankly Appalled Pin
YrthWyndAndFyre21-Sep-09 5:13
YrthWyndAndFyre21-Sep-09 5:13 
GeneralRe: Frankly Appalled Pin
peterchen22-Sep-09 13:07
peterchen22-Sep-09 13:07 
GeneralRe: Frankly Appalled Pin
YrthWyndAndFyre23-Sep-09 4:44
YrthWyndAndFyre23-Sep-09 4:44 
GeneralGood Community Base Pin
quinton196921-Sep-09 4:48
quinton196921-Sep-09 4:48 
GeneralRe: Good Community Base Pin
Kevin McFarlane26-Sep-09 23:53
Kevin McFarlane26-Sep-09 23:53 
GeneralA well written manual with lots of example code Pin
drldev21-Sep-09 4:44
drldev21-Sep-09 4:44 
It must be a quirk of my brain that I can pick up the usage of a component from an example within microseconds, but find it so incredibly hard to wade through verbose bloated textual explanations.

Since I normally need a component for something a little out of the ordinary I need to see the extremes of what it can do as well... if I didn't I'd code it myself.

Many components do not come with real world examples and only demonstrate at the "this is how to create a folder" level. Sniff | :^)

So, give me a decent manual with a few tricky examples to learn from (and let me see what the component is capable of doing in the hands of the expert who wrote it) Smile | :)

Dave
Software Developer

GeneralCompatability Pin
W Balboos, GHB21-Sep-09 3:36
W Balboos, GHB21-Sep-09 3:36 
GeneralExtensibility? Pin
Plamen Dragiyski21-Sep-09 2:52
professionalPlamen Dragiyski21-Sep-09 2:52 
GeneralStability Pin
Gilad Kapelushnik21-Sep-09 2:27
Gilad Kapelushnik21-Sep-09 2:27 
GeneralRe: Stability Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar22-Sep-09 1:20
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar22-Sep-09 1:20 
GeneralFutureproof Pin
peterchen21-Sep-09 2:05
peterchen21-Sep-09 2:05 
GeneralRe: Futureproof Pin
Huisheng Chen21-Sep-09 16:05
Huisheng Chen21-Sep-09 16:05 
GeneralFeatures vs Price ratio Pin
Nish Nishant21-Sep-09 1:08
sitebuilderNish Nishant21-Sep-09 1:08 
GeneralMost of them Pin
Oshtri Deka21-Sep-09 0:19
professionalOshtri Deka21-Sep-09 0:19 
GeneralALL of these Pin
Alexandre GRANVAUD20-Sep-09 20:43
Alexandre GRANVAUD20-Sep-09 20:43 
GeneralRe: ALL of these Pin
Andrew Torrance20-Sep-09 22:29
Andrew Torrance20-Sep-09 22:29 
GeneralRe: ALL of these Pin
PIEBALDconsult21-Sep-09 8:15
mvePIEBALDconsult21-Sep-09 8:15 
GeneralTitle of poll should be reworded Pin
Corporal Agarn21-Sep-09 0:34
professionalCorporal Agarn21-Sep-09 0:34 
GeneralRe: Title of poll should be reworded Pin
Alexandre GRANVAUD21-Sep-09 1:56
Alexandre GRANVAUD21-Sep-09 1:56 
GeneralRe: Title of poll should be reworded Pin
PIEBALDconsult21-Sep-09 7:58
mvePIEBALDconsult21-Sep-09 7:58 
GeneralRe: Title of poll should be reworded Pin
Alexandre GRANVAUD21-Sep-09 20:00
Alexandre GRANVAUD21-Sep-09 20:00 
GeneralRe: Title of poll should be reworded Pin
nsimeonov21-Sep-09 16:53
nsimeonov21-Sep-09 16:53 
GeneralSingle Select Multiple Choice Question -- daft, s/b a Ranking Style Question Pin
urbane.tiger20-Sep-09 20:22
urbane.tiger20-Sep-09 20:22 

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